Abraham Tamukum Tangwe

School Discipline: Alternatives to Corporal Punishment

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Cameroon has been at the forefront of outlawing the prevalence of violence in the educational setup. These efforts have not been heeded to and educational stakeholders have continued using corporal punishment with impunity. Though violence may be attributed to colonial vestiges in Cameroon, schools have been seemingly imbued with such practices especially student leaders. With this study the theoretical base of corporal punishment was checked and the alternative ways of punishing children without violence were identified. Though corporal punishment has existed from time immemorial, the study revealed that alternatives to corporal punishment which acts as a conceptual change was attainable through continuous sensitization of the stakeholders.

Corporal punishment, school discipline, quality education