Consternation in Samoa over move to reinstate corporal punishment in schools

Teachers gather in Apia, Samoa for their annual conference in January last year. Picture: RNZ

Samoa’s ombudsman and a Supreme Court judge say they’re at a loss as to what has motivated a move to reinstate corporal punishment in the country’s high schools. Justice Vui Clarence Nelson and Maiava Iulai Toma have spoken out against the amendment to the Education Act. Samoa banned the use of corporal punishment in 2013. […]

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