Sad news: Madame Millicent of Agona-Swedru Methodist B Basic School has allegedly murdered a pupil
She brutally caned him on his spinal cord, leading to eventual death. The boy’s crime? He made 6 mistakes in his homework, we condole with the bereaved family.
The student, Godfred Ankomah, who died through caning is a Junior High School (JHS) learner. He is thirteen (13) years old. He is a form two (2) student of Agona Swedru Methodist B school. The learner died after 6 lashes allegedly.
According to the mother of the deceased, Beatrice White, the teacher who allegedly canned her son to death is Madam Millicent. She claimed the death of her son resulted from the six (6) lashes the teacher gave him. According to her, the teacher lashed her son for not scoring higher marks. Attached is the link to the UTV report about the incident.
There is an information going round that, any teacher who cannot teach without a cane is not fit to be in the classroom.
Are we punishing errant teachers enough?
A year ago, when some teachers brutally assaulted girls with canes and other weapons at Annor-Adjaye SHS, the GES Disciplinary Committee led by Deputy D-G Anthony Boateng recommend the signing of a Bond of Good Behaviour for teachers who inflicted actual bodily harm on girls they were supposed to protect. (See picture credited UTV).
If one only signs a Bond of Good Behaviour for such a grievous offense, why wouldn’t another teacher kill this time?
It may seem frustrating not to use the cane. This is because the cane is the easiest route and time-saving method to discipline the child or the learner. However, anything can happen.
When the worse thing happens against the law, the law will have no mercy. An example is when the learner died after 6 lashes allegedly. Ghana Police Service, will surely prosecute as they monitor closely.