BAN OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON PUPILS? DISCIPLINE IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN MANGA DIVISION NYAMIRA COUNTY, KENYA
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Author(s): Josephine O. Ombori, M.Edu1, Dr. Nyakan, Peter. O.,

In keeping with the international trends of recognizing the rights of the child, and since Kenya is a signatory to the United Nations Charter on Human Rights; and, having been criticized by the World for allowing the use of corporal punishment in schools, the same was banned in the Kenyan schools about 14 years ago. However despite this ban, newspapers, media and limited research show that corporal punishment is still occurring in schools. The government has made efforts to curb the continuing use of corporal punishment. This research was guided by the following objective: to determine the effects of ban of corporal punishment on discipline of pupils in public primary schools in Manga Division. The research adopted descriptive survey design. It targeted primary school head teachers, deputy head teachers, guidance and counseling teachers, teachers two Zonal Quality Assurance and Standards Officers in public primary schools.

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