Thursday, May 30, 2024

Education Ministry Summons British International School Over Bullying Allegations

The Federal Ministry of Education has convened an urgent meeting in response to an alarming online video circulating regarding alleged bullying incidents at Lead British International School.

The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Sununu emphasized the government’s steadfast stance against any form of harassment or intimidation within educational institutions.

During the meeting, Dr. Sununu expressed deep concern over the circulated video and took decisive action by appointing a seven-member committee to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the documented incidents.

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The committee’s mandate is to investigate the events at depicted in the videos and come up with expanded  investigation to other schools, using Lead British International School as a case study, to address broader social vices.

Additionally, Dr. Sununu underscored the importance of establishing stronger bonds between school authorities and Students to facilitate immediate responses to similar incidents in the future, emphasizing the critical role of communication in resolving such issues.

Assuring the Nigerian populace of the government’s commitment to ensuring safety and protection of the rights of all students, Dr. Sununu reiterated the seriousness of the Federal Ministry of Education in addressing and eradicating vices within the education sector.

The Permanent Secretary Education, Didi Walson-Jack , OON, mni inquired about the existence of an anonymous suggestion box at the School, where students can lodge their complaints discreetly.

she recommended fostering relationships between Teachers and Students, enabling Students to feel comfortable reporting directly to them.

Representatives from Lead British International School, led by  Head of School at LBIS Abuja, Abraham Ogunkanmbi assured the Ministry that appropriate measures has been taken in response to the incidents, including disciplinary actions in accordance with school policies.

The Federal Ministry of Education remains steadfast in its dedication to fostering safe and conducive learning environments for all Students across the Nation.

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