The Ministry of Education and Sports has spoken out on the beating of students that occurred at Ishaka Adventist School of nursing, describing the act as an “unethical behavior.”
This comes after a video clip went viral in which students were being caned by the School Authority.
“Ministry of Education and Sports condemns this unethical/unprofessional action, as you are well informed, the Ministry of Education and Sports has a policy that p[prohibits corporal punishment at all levels of education and sport,” Alex Kakooza, the Education Ministry’s Permanent Secretary said in a statement dated 11th February 2019.
“The public is hereby informed that the Ministry of Education and Sports in collaboration with Ministry of Heath is handling this case. A team has been dispatched to the concerned institution to gather more information about the incident,” the statement adds.
The Ministry says upon receipt of the report from investigations, the Ministry together with Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council will take appropriate measures.
“The public will be informed of the outcome from investigations and reprimand,” says the Ministry.
Sarah Opendi, the State Minister in charge of General Duties at the Ministry of Health, also condemned the action of beating nursing students.
“Treating adults like children should be condemned in the highest terms possible. I have tasked the Commissioner Nursing in the Ministry of Health to follow up this action and take necessary disciplinary action.