“I Wasn’t Happy at All”: Nigerian Mum Narrates How She Handled a Teacher Who Flogged Her Kid in School
- After her son tearfully reported how his teacher flogged him in school for not pronouncing tricky words properly, a Nigerian woman took a smart decision
- The better parenting apologist said she was not pleased with her son's report as she doesn't support flogging
- She shared how she tactfully handled the school teacher without mentioning anything about her displeasure at what the tutor did
A data analyst identified as Mukoso Medidem has stunned netizens with how she wisely handled a school teacher who flogged her boy.
In a Facebook post, Mukoso said that during a school run on Tuesday, January 31, her son reported to her that his teacher flogged him and his hand was swollen.
According to her son, his school teacher canned him for not being able to pronounce some tricky words. Mukoso said this got her upset and displeased as she doesn't support flogging.
She added that her kids freeze when they see a cane and expected that teachers do their jobs without resorting to flogging.
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"I do not support flôging, especially when it has something to do with education; getting children to read, understand or solve something.
"Sebi that’s why you are the teacher na!♀️
"My children totally freeze once they see a cane. It’s like their own cryptonite," she wrote.
How Mukoso dealt with the situation
Having decided not to return back to the school to confront the teacher, Mukoso said she placed a call to the tutor. The teacher did not pick her call.
Minutes later, the teacher messaged her on Whatsapp and Mukoso enquired what the words were without voicing out her anger about her son being flogged. She wrote how her exchange with the teacher went:
"A few minutes later she sent a wassap message.
“Please what is the tricky word you wanted my boy to pronounce? He is crying bitterly here”
"She replied with a voice note and from it, I could tell she was worried.
"Her voice was shaky, she was stammering and breaking her sentences.
"Guilty as charged!!
"Basically, her response was …
"She was surprised that he couldn’t read the words out because my son knew the words before but it seems he had forgotten them..."
The teacher eventually apologised and they ironed things out. She noted that her son has improved since the incident as he doesn't have to worry about being flogged.
Social media reactions
Anem Ashley Golden said:
"It's really not easy cos even as a mother, I used to loose it when my children can't understand simple things and I'd hit them and feel extremely bad about it later. May God help us to be patient."
Benedict Goddey said:
Emilia Odikpo said:
"Pls how did i know this woman again??? God bless you for all the knowledge you are giving here just can’t get enough of these your units courses . You are loved ma’am."
Sly Berry said:
"The way you approach issues calmly is amazing we should study you like a 6 unit course in the university.
"You are so full of wisdom God bless you and your children."
Awoniyi T'rayo Ola said:
"I think I will apply this method on my girl, she doesn't like cane nor any kind of punishment. But my worry now is how I can deal with her without punishment bcos she's just too stubborn for my liking."
Actor Yul blasts teachers that flogged students for speaking vernacular
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Yul Edochie had slammed teachers that flogged students for speaking native languages in class.
According to the film star, teachers who used to flog students for speaking their native language and also calling it vernacular should be ashamed of themselves. Speaking further, the actor said that the white people had really messed up the brains of many Africans. He wrote:
“To think that some of our teachers flogged us back then in school for speaking our language. Calling it vernacular. Can you imagine?"