[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Education is conducting an investigation into an incident in which at least two students, one from the Awarewanau Primary School and the other from Lethem, in Deep South Rupununi were given humiliating corporal punishment in the presence of the other students.
From a video clip that was first posted on Facebook several months ago and recently re-posted, it appears that the two female students were partially stripped and whipped by a male teacher, whilst being restrained, as other students looked on. According to the post, the girls, who are 13 and 15 years old, were beaten with “broad cow skin belt and hospitalised” subsequently.
According to Minister of Education Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, himself, “in collaboration with the Ministry of National Security and the Ministry of Social Protection are investigating the matter, and will take appropriate action.”
The video, which actually surfaced several months ago, was reported to the Education Ministry. A full report on the incident will be made public once completed, according to the education minister. [Extracted and modified from GINA]