William Boadi, the founder and CEO of the Educate Africa Institute (EAI), a think tank on educational policy, has lamented the level of indiscipline now in the educational system.
He pleaded with authorities to reinstate corporal punishment in schools to reduce indiscipline and prepare these young ones for a better future.
He explained that in the olden days of schooling, corporal punishment was part of the measure laid down to combat insubordination and indiscipline among students which positively impacted the lives of numerous students.
According to him, the reintroduction of corporal punishment will serve as a deterrent to others who may have an intention to also disobey their teachers or authorities.
Mr. William Boadi speaking in an interview on Abrampa on High Radio noted that students who continuously disobey the rules of the school in the ancient days were asked to weed a large compound in the school and sometimes were caned and other forms of punishment which according to him was beneficial.
He noted that these forms of punishment instil discipline in the students.
He explained that some parents of late attack teachers for punishment given to their wards. He, therefore, entreats all parents to desist from such an attitude and supports the teachers to produce better future leaders.
Mr. William Boadi added that the future of our education system is in danger because teachers always apply the ancient method of teaching in our schools where students still depend on past questions before an examination is conducted which has no benefits to the development of the nation.
He noted that education consists of the acquisition of knowledge and skills, character training or attitudinal change which will ensure the usefulness of students to the family and the nation at larger in terms of knowledge, skills implementations and positive attitude towards work to facilitate development hence there is a need for stakeholders and authorities in the education section to introduce job oriented courses in the schools to train these future leaders with greater mindsets.
In the wake of the chaos that erupted in Krobea Asante Vocational and Technical Senior High School, Mr. William Boadi advised all teachers to stay away from the alleged collection of monies from candidates before examination with the sole motive of assisting these young ones.