The administration of Ishaka Adventist Hospital and Health Training institution had apologized for the corporal punishment meted out to three students in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
The deputy principal and clinical instructor who participated in the caning have also been suspended pending further investigations.
The institution has been in the spotlight recently after three videos of members of staff caning students went viral.
But in a letter signed by Lydia Komugisha, the Senior Hospital Administrator at Ishaka Adventist Hospital, two of the students, Rebecca Mbabazi and Katusiime Atuhaire were caned by the deputy principal on the instance of their parents.
This after Mbabazi left her duty station and spent the night in the boy’s dormitory while Atuhaire escaped from school for over a week. Both are first year students.
The male student was caned for trespassing. All cases happened on January 30, 2019.
This attracted public attention and criticism against the institution and thus an investigation.
“We would like to state that our school does not condone corporal punishment and neither is it institutionalized. The institution has rules and regulations of which caning is not part. It’s unfortunate that these rules and regulations were not followed by staff members in question,” Komugisha’s letter to the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Education dated February 6, reads in part.
Komugisha adds that psychologists have been identified to counsel and guide affected students.
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