Multi award winning Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, has called for an end to flogging of students in Nigerian schools. The actress in reaction to a video of girls been flogged mercilessly by a teacher described the practice as, “wicked” and “evil.”
She made the call in a post she uploaded on her Instagram account.
In the video, a male teacher was seen viciously flogging some female students with a cable. The offense of the students was that they resumed late for school. According to reports that were going round, the students of Government Science School in Eggon, Nassarawa State, were flogged for refusing to resume back to school on the official day of resumption.
The students, who were on a sort of Assembly line could be seen in pain after being flogged by the teacher.
However, ‘Jenifa’ as widely called has called for the teacher’s sack while also demanding that the management of the school be held responsible for their actions and be made to apologise for the harsh treatment meted on the students.
What? Who is this TEACHER flogging these students? What school is this? I’m so sad seeing this and I must say this act is WICKED,EVIL.
“Can’t they be given other punishments? Are they not human beings? What if one of them passes out in the process? What of the injuries inflicted on them? I’m so angry! Tani Tisa yi? Please they should stop this oh,This teacher has to be sacked!!!
“Teach Not Traumatise, No To Flogging, Protect Our Girls, Protect Our Children.”
Well it seems Funke Akindele is not the only person that got angered at the video. The entire social media was enraged by the sight of the teacher flogging the students and calls have been made to ensure that the situation is well manged with the right disciplinary actions taken against the management of the school.