The National Schools Inspectorate Authority [NaSIA] has reiterated Ghana Education Service (GES) ban on Corporal Punishment in primary and secondary schools all over Ghana.
She, therefore cautioned school authorities to take note that such practices are considered an offence under Corporal Punishment Policy prescribed by the Ministry of Education, which has been adopted by NaSIA.
She advised School Proprietors to ensure such malpractices desist in their schools and encourage them to adopt best practices that promote nurturing and safe academic environment for all learners.
A letter issued by the GES dated from January 2019 declared that all forms of corporal punishment had been banned in public and private schools in 2017 and instructed all pre-tertiary schools to adopt the “Positive Discipline Toolkit”. However this is only policy which should be confirmed in legislation.