An official of NSCDC, James Ogundele, 45 has inflicted a serious eye injury on a student of Ikosi Junior High School, Lagos while applying corporal punishment. The student, Daniel Adedokun, 16 was said to have disturbed the peace of his class, Junior Secondary three, and was reported to the class teacher by the class captain. The class teacher took him to the NSCDC official who descended on him and started flogging him with a horsewhip. Apparently, he was flogging him on the head when the whip eventually hit his right eye and left him partially blind.
I have personally been wondering what these brutal Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) officials are doing in the school premises. I wonder the kind of trainings they received that qualify them to be part of the school system. I would have thought that their presence, if at all necessary, should be to keep watch over the school children. This simply implies being in charge of the security of the school school system. if that is the case why would a teacher report an ‘unruly’ child to a law enforcement agent rather than to the school authority?
Corporal punishment has been banned in many schools because it’s no longer an effective means of instilling discipline.
According to Punch Metro, the school authority has pleaded with the parents of the victim pledging to take care of his treatment. From the reports of Punch Metro, it appears, the school has spent N6,000 on his treatment while the NSCDC gave the boy’s grandmother a sum of N1,000. The reports also has it that the boy is yet to see clearly with the injured eye.