Spare the rod spoil the child, goes the popular adage. Administering punishment in schools and other learning institutions was a way of preparing one for responsible adulthood. But in this new generation, everyone ought to know their right. In Kenya for instance, caning children were abolished by the government. This was as a result of teachers giving hard and horrible punishments to students and others ending up injuring the minors.
The case is different in Western Uganda. Teachers in a nursing school are canning their students which caused an uproar on social media. One of the Ugandan activists said that the school has poor remuneration and working conditions.
On top of poor remuneration and horrid working conditions, our nurses in Uganda are caned. There’s no justification for this kind of treatment. pic.twitter.com/S2bogrg37O
— Karamagi Andrew (@karamagi_andrew) February 4, 2019
Could the discipline instilled in public and private servants be the cause of their characters in the offices they are holding?. Some of the Ugandans on Twitter shared their sentiments;
My thoughts too. One now understands why some nurses are so hostile towards patients, it's their schooling.
— Patrick Kalunda, PhD (@PKalunda) February 4, 2019
Can we trace it by the source of the video? This sort of cruel behavior must be repudiated and punished
— Nicholas Opiyo (@nickopiyo) February 5, 2019
It's terribly absurd. The anger will go down to patients.
These nurses have a pysh trauma.
All subject to proof and investigation
— Mutaka Rogers (@mutrody) February 4, 2019
Do you think colleges and university should use canes as punishments?