Teacher beats eight-year old student to coma

…Government says victim has 20% chances of survival


CITIZENS COMPASS–An eight-year old student of Landmark School, Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State has fallen unconscious following alleged bullying by her teacher.

It was learned that the 30-year-old teacher, Faith Nwonye, is now in Police custody.

The Commissioner for Education, Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, disclosed this on Monday, May 20, 2024, while updating journalists in her office.

She said the state government had taken the decision to permanently shut down the school in response to the incident.

According to her, she summoned both the school’s proprietor and Nwonye to provide explanations regarding the distressing episode that resulted in the brutal treatment of the primary two pupil.

The Commissioner said the closure had legal backings.

“We received this unfortunate incident from an illegal school in Mgbakwu that a child was beaten to a coma over the weekend.

“On behalf of the State Government, we invited the proprietress of the illegal school as well as the teacher who purportedly beat the child.

“We’ve handed the matter to the police for further investigations, as we await Mr Governor’s directives.

“Meanwhile, the school is closed down indefinitely because it’s not supposed to exist in the first instance.”

She expressed sadness over the development while lamenting that the chances of the survival of the victim, who is currently in admission in a hospital, is 20 per cent, according to the medical doctor.

“Whether the school is legal or not, it’s criminal to beat a child. According to the doctor, the chances of survival of the child is 20%,” she stated.

She noted that the teacher would be brought to book.

“As soon as the Police are done, the teacher will face other institutions. She’s going to have the full wrath of the law brought upon her over her actions.

“Anambra State abhors violence to children, women, and any other person. It’s not part of this administration and Mr Governor is against such.”

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