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Ishaka Adventist Nursing School Suspends Tutors over Corporal Punishment

In a statement issued by Lydia Kemigisha, the Senior Hospital Administrator for Ishaka Adventist hospital, which owns the school, the management regretted the incident. She also noted that the institute does not condone corporal punishment and neither is it institutionalized.

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 Ishaka Adventist health training institute has suspended two tutors for reprimanding students through corporal punishment.

Last week footage of students being caned by their tutors in the school compound circulated on social media platforms.

Some of the students who were caned include Rebecca Mbabazi a first-year student pursuing a certificate in Nursing who was reportedly punished for disappearing from duty at Ishaka Adventist hospital and Katusiime Atuhaire a first-year student was also caned for allegedly escaping from the school premises.

Another unidentified male student was also caned by the tutor for trespassing in the school compound.

In a statement issued by Lydia Kemigisha, the Senior Hospital Administrator for Ishaka Adventist hospital, which owns the institute, the incident is regrettable. She also noted that the institute does not condone corporal punishment and neither is it institutionalized.

According to Kemigisha, the unnamed clinical officer and deputy principal who participated in the caning of the students have been suspended pending further investigations.

A Student who spoke on condition of anonymity says that caning of students has been a common practice and some students who challenged it were dismissed.