Government to cancel teachers’ licences over violence

By Damali Mukhaye:

The government says it will cancel licenses of teachers over child violence in schools.

This is after the findings from national survey on violence against children pointed at teachers as the worst perpetuators of child violence in the country.

Releasing the results this morning, the commissioner children and youth affairs at the ministry of gender labour and social development Mondo Kyateeka says despite having a law against corporal punishment in place, teachers have continued to physically and sexually abuse children.

He notes that the gender ministry and that of education are working to ensure that such teachers are kicked out of the school environment.