Miguel Ovoke: Brickhall School Shuts Down Over Death of Pupil

The management of Brickhall School, Abuja has on Wednesday shut down the school for one week to mourn the death of four-year-old pupil Miguel Ovoke who was declared dead at the Excel Specialist Hospital.

Little Miguel was brought in, “on account of aspiration on meat while feeding at school” as recorded by the medical report signed by Dr Akinwande Ajayi last week.

The school said, “It is with profound sorrow and deepest sympathy that we at Brickhall School, Management, and the Parents Teacher’s Forum express our heartfelt condolences to the family of our dearly beloved pupil, Miguel Ovoke.

“We are devastated to report that Miguel tragically passed away on April 24, 2024, following a sad incident where he choked on a piece of meat offal from his meal brought from home, despite the immediate and expert care provided by our dedicated staff and certified school nurse.

“In response to this heart-wrenching event, we convened an urgent meeting with our school community on the day of the incident.

“Out of respect for Miguel’s memory and to honour his bright spirit, we suspended classes for over a week, allowing our community time to mourn and reflect on this profound loss.”

This comes just two days after Miguel’s mother protested with some supporters outside the gate of the school on Monday stating that her son was hale and hearty when she dropped him off and alleged a cover-up on the incident.

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