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Teacher sentenced to death for corporal punishment

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Sir Frank Peters

A schoolteacher in Tanzania has been sentenced to death for causing the death of a school pupil through “malicious and zealous” use of corporal punishment. High Court Judge Lameck Mlacha convicted Respicius Patrick Mutazangira (51), a teacher at Kibeta Primary School in Bukobal, Tanzania, of murdering the Sperius Eradius (14), and sentenced him to death by hanging. Sperius was beaten with firewood for three hours and stabbed with a compass, in an attempt to get him to confess to stealing a colleague's handbag. He died from 'neurogenic shock', which is typically caused by traumatic brain or spine injuries, the court heard. The case has sparked outrage and reignited the debate on corporal punishment ...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Victoria Beckham
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will take center stage at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland. The concept, a theme of Davos this year, refers to how a combination of technologies are changing the way we live, work and interact. Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the Geneva-based WEF, published a book in 2016 titled "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" and coined the term at the Davos meeting that year. Victoria BeckhamSchwab argued a technologic...

Do not teach violence to children

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'While we can never eradicate violence in society totally, we can erase

corporal punishment. It doesn’t help to have the fundamentals of violence

taught in our schools to impressionable minds by ‘teachers’

paid from the nation’s coffers'

'If there were a Corporal Punishment Victims Club, there would be no shortage of members, including those mentally or physically damaged for life'

By Sir Frank Peters It’s amazing how un-hinged society can become if you don’t pay attention to the smaller details and address them appropriately. Take for example violence in society. The majo...

In memory of Guru Suruj Dewan

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Sir Frank Peters

An entire village is in deep mourning over the death of one of its most revered and respected members, Guru Suruj Dewan. Guru Suruj, 78, was a Holy Man, wise beyond his years, and a man of great compassion who served the poor and needy. Today a dark cloud of sadness hangs over the picturesque village of Haydarabad Ward-39, Gazipur, for the homeopathic doctor it admired and so loved. He devoted his life to caring for the welfare of people on earth and helping them to prepare their souls for the afterlife. He was a man of God, a servant of man, and a man of peace who never failed to demonstrate love for all mankind, regardless of race, creed or nationality. His mother Komola Begum and father Kalu Mi...

Vital lessons in education to be learned from Nigeria

BANGLADESH SCHOOL TEACHERS GO BACK TO SCHOOL _sirfrankpeters@gmail.com_
Corporal punishment is an illuminated neon sign overhanging a dysfunctional society where schools and homes are no longer safe havens of love, protection and care for children Any government that permits corporal punishment to children in schools, madrassahs and homes would never qualify for a humanitarian award in the eyes of Allah or man. – IMPOSSIBLE!

Sir Frank Peters

It is common knowledge the future of a nation manifests through its children… the caretakers of what they have inherited and the future leaders/developers/purveyors of that they would wish to bequeath. The hackneyed slogan/jingle of most insincere politicians, prime ministers, and presidents worldwide is: “the children are our future”. And, in most ...

For God’s sake stop beating the children

children out of school

By Sir Frank Peters

There’s an horrific misconception out there that beating children (corporal punishment) is obeying a command from God. There’s another totally ignorant belief that corporal punishment beats hell out of a child. There’s also one that claims corporal punishment serves the best interests of the child. And there are people who camouflage their own mental demons that torment them and these people perform the abuse and cruelty regularly in Allah’s name. What chances do a defenceless innocent child, only a few years away from the mother’s womb, have of living a normal childhood and becoming a balanced adult against such influential, compressed flawless ignorance? Many ‘teachers’ do not beat children in their charge allegedly for the chi...