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Corporal Punishment Barbaric, Not Effective ‘ Principal

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The Principal, Mabest Academy, Akure, Ondo State, Mr. John Ajanaku, has called on school administrators and parents to shelve corporal punishment and explore other means of instilling discipline in their pupils.

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Ajanaku, who said the school environment should offer opportunities to teach values rather than inflict injury on the pupils, added that teachers should be well motivated in order to add value to the society.

The academic, in a recent interview with our correspondent, said,

“There are 10 ways to instil discipline in pupils and they include scolding, isolation, communal service and others. Discipline should not be about inflicting injuries. When pupils are instructed to wash dishes, it makes them to understand their responsibility to the society. It is dangerous and barbaric to engage in corporal punishment. We do not allow that in our school. Sometimes, teachers respond to misconduct in anger and that is why we outlawed it here. But, we have been lucky to have well-behaved pupils.’’

Ajanaku also urged proprietors to invest in their teachers, adding that they contribute greatly to the quality of their pupils.

He said, “Teachers are the backbone of the school community and the importance of quality teaching cannot be overemphasised. That was why we have been very particular about our teachers. More than 80 per cent of our teachers have Master’s degrees. Our teachers are on the civil service scale. We motivate them via promotion just as they have contributory pension scheme.”

Source: Punch

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#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

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#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

Young Nigerians protesting against SARS brutality, under the #EndSARS movement, stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.

The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country.

Nationwide protests have been going on over the past 11 days, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but since it began, this is the first time protesters would disrupt activities inside an airport.

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality have taken over apple junction in Festac area of Lagos state causing serious gridlock.

The protesters with different banners are calling for end to police brutality. They blocked roads while asking to be heard by the government.

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari’s resignation

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari's resignation

Popular actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, who had signified interest to contest the presidency in the forthcoming elections in 2019 has called for the resignation of President Buhari.

He made the call via his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 19.

According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance.

He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore he should resign from office.

”President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck’s resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari’s performance is worse than that of Jonathan. We put our hopes in him & he failed us. I call for Buhari’s resignation. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE” he tweeted.

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