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Teacher Arrested For Beating Pupil To Coma, School Shut Down Permanently



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A 30-year-old teacher, Faith Nwonye, who teaches at Landmark School in Mgbakwu, Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been arrested for allegedly subjecting an eight-year-old pupil to severe physical assault, leaving the child in a state of unconsciousness.

The Commissioner for Education, Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, addressed reporters in her office on Monday, revealing that the state government had taken the decision to permanently shut down the school in response to the incident.

Chuma-Udeh added that she had 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.

Clarifying the rationale behind the closure of the school, the commissioner emphasized that it was not solely due to the mentioned incident but also because of its lack of legal authorization.

She said, “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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