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Brikama College Family Association holds forum on corporal punishment

Jul 5, 2013, 11:06 AM | Article By: Adama K. Jallow

As part of their efforts at eradicating corporal punishment in schools, the Brikama College Family Association recently held a presentation on harmfulness of corporal punishments at the New Yundum Lower Basic School.

The forum discussed means of eradicating corporal punishment and introduced participants to harmless alternative ways of disciplining students.

Participants also discussed means through which students could be rewarded for their good work.

In is welcoming remarks, the headmaster of the school, Njaga Jeng, said corporal punishment is not the right way for punishing a learner whilst expressing his commitment to eradicating it in his school.

Dhinna Gassama, a senior teacher of the school, said there are various ways in which children can be rectified without corporal punishment.

The president of the association, Samsidine Jeng, disclosed the link formed between the association and their partner Rita Van Den of the Netherlands in working towards the welfare of schoolchildren.

Mr Jeng assured the audience of their commitment to the cause and hopes of reaching more schools in the future.

Rita Van Den, a partner from the Netherlands who sponsored the programme, said she had made numerous schools based on training back home in Holland.

According to her, all their efforts are geared towards promoting the welfare of schoolchildren and people in general.

She said she has been doing this for thirty years, whilst assuring that she would be happy to do more in The Gambia.

Rita however applauds the head of the school for the warm welcome accorded them.