Mulanje pupils force school closure, protest against corporal punishment

Government has come in quickly to transfer a primary school headmaster and his deputy after pupils protested against corporal punishment and other harassment and forced the school to close for a week now.

Corporal punishment is the least effective method of disciplinary sction. It reinforces rebellion, resistance, revenge and resentment.

Corporal punishment is the least effective method of disciplinary sction. It reinforces rebellion, resistance, revenge and resentment.

Pupils at Thawale 2 primary school in Mulanje alleged their head teacher Hudson Malefula, his deputy Andrew Makalichi and some teachers of administering corporal punishment, forcing pupils to drink mucus, force them eat insects and laziness as the school has not done well in primary school leaving certificate examination.

But teachers have vehemently denied these allegations. District Education Manager Kossam Mafuta said the head teacher and his deputy were told to leave the school for safe places as some parents and villagers threatened to deal with them.

He said he is in touch with the education headquarters in Lilongwe to transfer the two two from Thawakle.

He said it was unfortunate that the school had been closed for six days no.

“We went there on Monday to try to sort out the problem. We wanted to meet the teachers and parents through PTA but the community started stoning us. police had to use teargas to disperse them,” said Mafuta.

Corporal punishment is outlawed in the Republican Constitution

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GAMAH
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Anthu a kwa Sazola mwataninso.Mtima m’malo.Nkhondo simanga mudzi mukanamuchosa mu mtendere Makarichiyo ndi Malefula.Ayi chonchobe nanga titani.

TELEMU WATELEMUKA PHiiiiiiiiii
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TELEMU WATELEMUKA PHiiiiiiiiii

Zikatero ndekuti from Headmaster to muphunzitsi wamba koma dzikoli ukamatumbwa limakuyang’ira pansi

Moses Selemani
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Chinsalu Cha mukachisi Chang’ambika Zikatere

Bernard Banda
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Its sad that corporal punishment is still being instituted this day…times have changed particularly in this this age of global reforms in educational policies. Child rights should be respected. My worry is , what is the government doing particularly the educational planners and managers? I suggest in-service retraining to such Heads and teachers in child rights so that the country is not taken back to the days of Young Pioneers…

MAENDAENDA
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“Liswazu nakulanga ndivyo vikupereka vinjeru ku mwana” (The book of Proverbs)

Nyamayaphwisa
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I tell you for me to begin reading Chichewa well was because of chikwapu chimene pamene our teacher Mr. Chirwa amkachita kuthyapula like anything you can imagine. He wrote his story on a bolodi everyone was asked to read and if you happen to fail he was selecting those mbutuma like me to one side of the class and you would not go home until you will manage to read after chikwapu. That was STD 3 Ku Malonda church but now I am benefiting a lot from his chikwapu. Wawa a Chirwa Kaya mulipobe ndi anchito anu atopola otukwana aja.

The Analyst
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You see? Even enafe nchimodzimodzi n we appreciate it now.

Steve
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what kind of punishment do we need our children to be subjected to now? Didnt we go through the same and we are now better off than those who ran away (dropped out) and are now busy destroying our beautiful forests by burning and selling charcoal? kkkkk no wonder the crop of young men and ladies we have today sucks!!

Mulepula vimbwete
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Dzi alomwe sizimamva kamodzi,mitu yawo ili gwa kuuma ngati pa bumbu ndi makaka..ko funika stiff punishment..kudzimphuvumula,kulegeda mmanja ndi kudzikumbitsa zimbuzi pa amakonda kunya mmiyala anthuwa..

kent
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Analyst the problem starts from where these children comes from charity begins at home.

Analyst do you have Children or a Child?

How many points did you score when you sat for your MSCE?

The above questions wil determine your personality.

The Analyst
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha Kent, Ha ha ha ha . . . the Analyst laughs.

Mjomba Yusuf Jona
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Vuto lakudya Mkwapukwapu, malo mokwapula akazi ako umakakwapula ana aeni!

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