The child who is usually delivered to School by his six-year-old brother was severely flogged for failing to take himself to school.
Video of a teacher mercilessly flogging a Nursery school pupil has gone viral on social media. The school involved has been identified as Marto Nursery School in Kamwokya, along Mawanda Road near Mawanda Road Police-station Uganda.
The Nursery school student in the video was being severely beaten by a male adult while a female teacher as well as other children stood and looked on.
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The boy, whose names are withheld for ethical reasons, was reportedly being flogged incessantly for failing to take himself to school. Before the parent was called in, the child had received the first round of beating from the teacher.
The child who is usually delivered to Marto Nursery School by his six-year-old brother that attends a separate school got when his elder brother did not drop him off. As a result, the four-year-old pupil got lost, followed other children and ended up at Mulago School for the Deaf. He could not be allowed to enter the school but the school guard took him to Old Mulago Police Post.
He was putting on a school uniform that had no badge. The Officer In-charge Old Mulago Police, Daniel Kyeyune told URN that he visited the nearest nursery schools, asking whether the child studied in any of them. From these nursery schools, he was informed that the school uniform he was donning is for Marto Nursery School.
The child was handed over to the teacher identified as Winfred Nakanjako who, according to an eyewitness who recorded the video, first beat the child before the parent came in. It is this teacher seen in the video standing and watching as the child is being beaten. Nakanjako told URN that there is nothing she could do to stop the parent from punishing the child.