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Corporal punishment has no virtues

The greatest birthday present ‘teachers’ and Imams in Bangladesh can give Bangabandhu on his 100th birthday anniversary this March 17, would be to amend their ways, abolish corporal punishment in its many forms, and stop damaging his children – the future of Bangladesh… the supreme assets of the nation. Read More »

Corporal punishment is holding back Bangladesh

For any dream to be given any chance to come true, the dreamer must first wake up. Bangladesh needs to wake up to the flaws within the education system and work towards accomplishing Bangabandhu’s dream of a Sonar Bangla Sir Frank Peters If, as they say, ‘ignorance is bliss’, Supreme Court justices Md. Imman Ali and Md. Sheikh Hassan Arif ... Read More »

Corporal punishment is an ugly stain on the Bangladesh landscape

Since when does adding 2 and 2 together, or subtracting 5 from 10 ¬– and getting the answers wrong – become a punishable crime? Or for not remembering Bangabandhu facts or the lines of a Rabindranath Tagore poem? All are trivial and insignificant in the grand scheme of things and certainly does not warrant being beaten, damaged physically, mentally (or ... Read More »

Tanzania Teacher sentenced to death for corporal punishment to pupil

All children are children of God who are entitled to dignity and respect. Ignorance lacks empathy and compassion. Where there’s ignorance, there will always be violence; it just makes matters worse when there are people openly teaching it in the classrooms. There’s no need or justification to debate corporal punishment. It can’t be any more wrong than the wrong that ... Read More »

Corporal punishment, outlawed in 2011, still prevails

While we can never eradicate violence in society totally, we can erase corporal punishment. It doesn’t help to have the fundamentals of violence taught in our schools to impressionable minds by ‘teachers’ paid from the nation’s coffers If there were a Corporal Punishment Victims Club, there would be no shortage of members, including those mentally or physically damaged for life ... Read More »