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Arabic school students brutalization: Kwara probe panel promises fairness, transparency

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Retired Justice Idris Haroon, Chairman of the Kwara State committe investigating the recent torture of some students of Madrasah Arabic school, Ganmo, has assured concerned parties of transparency and fairness in arriving at acceptable and just recommendations.

He gave the assurance in Ilorin on Friday at the inaugural meeting of the committee.

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Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq had early this week inaugurated the 10-man committe to investigate the circumstances around the recent torture of some students at the Arabic school in Ganmo, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.

The committe chairman, said the protest by people over the development, indicated that the said corporal punishment was distasteful, abnormal and unacceptable to the society and Islam.

He assured that the committee would come up with recommendations on reward and discipline methods that would prevent such occurrence in the state.

Justice Haroon, while talking about reward and discipline in moulding the younger generation for future leadership, said punishment must be constructive and not destructive.

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“It must be emphasized that both reward and discipline have laid down mechanisms through which they are attained.

“If the reward could be earned through examination results, prizes and scholarships, then the aspect of discipline must not just be restricted to beating, caning or inflicting punishments that can cause injuries.

“Punishments,” he stated “must be cautiously carried out to avoid a situation where it thwarts the efforts of building a child,” he further warned.

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In her remark, Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, hoped that the committee working with all stakeholders would come up with a good structure for Arabic and Islamic schools to prevent future occurrence of such incident.

Arabic school students brutalization: Kwara probe panel promises fairness, transparency


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