The President of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) Philipa Larson says corporal punishment should be reintroduced back into schools. Reacting to the recent violent behavior demonstrated by the final year senior high school students in the country.

According to Philipa Larson, because there is no corporal punishment like in the past most of the students have started going wayward and also not serious with their education due to the free SHS.

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The Ghana Education Service has subsequently dismissed 14 of the students and barred them from writing the exams. President Akufo-Addo has however urged the GES to review the decision.

Speaking to Morning Starr FM, Mrs.  Philipa Larson n said students have no excuse over their decision to attack the President over the questions.

“Are the students saying that if the questions were bought by their parents and not by the government, they’ll go home and insult their parents? I don’t understand why some students went about destroying property because the past questions didn’t appear.”

“Other students were happy about the exams. Some students took the exams for granted. Maybe they thought because the SHS education was free, the exams were going to be free, in the sense that questions were going to be cheap,” she told host Lantam Papanko.

She also called for the reintroduction of corporal punishment in schools.

“I think that as a country we should look at corporal punishment and bring it back in a way”.

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