Corpun file 13829
New Vision, Kampala, 11 August 2004
Nebbi teacher canes pupil, dislocates elbow
AWFUL: Acan displays her elbow as Ovoya hides from the camera
By Frank Mugabi
A Nebbi Primary School teacher recently dislocated a
pupil's elbow while caning her.
Winnie Acan, 12, a primary five pupil, said Raymond Ovoya caned
her and other classmates for being out of class.
A report from Nebbi Hospital said Acan's elbow was
"We were standing out of the classroom when he came and
caned us two strokes each," Acan said.
She said she had difficulties in writing yet the exam period is
Ovoya said he used a "normal size" cane to discipline
about 20 pupils for "staying out of class and making noise,
which was disrupting a lesson in P.6."
"I was teaching a P.6 class and they kept on making noise. I
did not intend to hurt her. She placed her hand behind and the
stick hit her elbow," he said.
The deputy headmaster, Gloria Akandru, said the disciplinary
committee would decide on a punishment for Ovoya since,
"caning is not allowed here."
She said punishments like telling the pupils to clean the
compound would have been better.
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