Friday, February 13, 2009
The Tanzania Teachers' Union is taking legal action after 19 primary school teachers were given the cane
The teachers were caned by a police officer in front of their pupils after an investigation into poor exam results at three schools. The report blamed teachers for being late or not showing up for work and not teaching the official syllabus. One of the caned teachers, Ativus Leonard, 33, said he was now too ashamed to meet his pupils. The deputy education minister has said those responsible for the caning "should have their heads examined".