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Best farmer disagrees weeding punishments kill interest in farming

The 2011 national best farmer, Mr. Ignatius Agbo has totally debunked that punishing school pupils in the form of weeding will not stop them from going into farming.

Mr. Agbo speaking to rite news in an interview has opted that, it is the best way to discipline school children when they misbehave and they must be held responsible for these kinds of punishment.

According to him, the head teacher of the schools is entitled to give the student any kind of punishment that they deserve.

He therefore advised the head teachers to desist from punishing some students who do not have any practical knowledge about farming or how to weed in other to prevent accident on the field.

Mr. Agbo added that, though it is not the best practice, it will also enhance the student and orient them automatically about how to do farming as they keep using cutlass and hoes.

He has urged the head teachers to observe some of the students who do not know how to use or handle cutlass because such children are not taught or brought up in farming communities in other to prevent accident on the field.

Source: Richard Dankwah/ritefmonline.org

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