Anambra Govt. Shuts Down Landmark School for Beating Pupil to Coma

Anambra State Government has permanently shut down the Landmark School in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of the State over the beating of an eight-year-old pupil in a coma.

This was made known by the Commissioner of Education Mrs Ngozi Chuma-Udeh on Monday after Faith Nwonye, a 30-year-old teacher of the school was arrested for beating the girl.

According to Mrs Udeh, the child’s chances of survival are 20 percent as made known by the doctors.

“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.”

Pointing out that the State abhors any type of violence against children, the Commissioner stated that the suspect will face the full weight of the law and warned those operating illegal schools to desist henceforth.

“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%.

“As soon as the Police are done, the teacher will face other institutions against child rights. 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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