Corporal Punishment Deters Congenial Academic Atmosphere for the Children
Sheikh Shafiul Islam
Journalism and Mass Communication
Daffodil International University
Violating the government’s order and the specific directives from the High Court, a section of the teachers are reportedly engaged in beating the children and attributing mental pressure for which the congenial atmosphere for education in many institutions are being hampered. One of the major reasons behind this situation is lack of motivation and competence of the teachers in comprehending the lesions. Another reason is that the teachers are not well-trained and patient. Although there is a provision in the UN report to form committee to act upon investigating corporal punishment, it has not been possible. Even the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also delivered her speeches against corporal punishment and called for a fear-free and friendly environment in the educational institutions. Violating her directives, a section of the teachers are continuing torture on the students irrespective of their age and gender. Even the physically challenged children do not get redemption of the punishment. A survey shows that 28 per cent children claimed of being punished by their teachers on lame excuse. It was also reported that many students left the schools in fear of beating (Sarker: 2013).