Feeling sore, Sir?

20th April 2007 at 01:00
traditionalists may yearn for the days when teachers could give errant children six of the best. But what about caning teachers in front of their pupils?

That was the sight which greeted children at a primary school in Uganda earlier this month.

A local government official had been passing the school in his chauffeur-driven car when he spotted a teacher giving his class a sound whacking.

The administrator urged the driver to drive into the school compound, where he hopped out and demanded whether the teacher knew that corporal punishment was illegal in Uganda.

When the teacher admitted that, yes, he did, the official took justice into his own hands and caned him in front of his class.

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