April 14, 2024

Following the angry public discussion and disagreement, accusations upon accusations which visited a video of Chrisland Schools students engaged in sexual activities, teachers and parents have asked for a thorough investigation, with anyone found culpable punished.The parents and teachers spoke on the platforms of National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT.

Meanwhile it was suddenly recalled that Chrisland Schools was in the news in October 2021, after Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson, claimed that her eight-year-old daughter was bullied by her teacher. Moving back still, three years ago, a supervisor at Chrisland Schools, Victoria Island, Lagos, Adegboyega Adenekan, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for defiling a two-year-old child.Justice Sybil Nwaka of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court handed down the sentence, convicting Adenekan on a count charge of defilement.

However, the students seemed to have engaged in some non-academic activities, because a video from the trip emerged on the social media space showing a 10-year-old girl involved in sexual activities with boys.

The National President of the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria, NAPTAN, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma therefore reacted to the incident, saying a thorough investigation must be conducted into the matter, adding that nobody should be spared if found culpable.

“If the culprits are young ones, they should not be allowed to pollute others and if it is somebody above 18 years, he must face the law appropriately.” He said. The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, in Lagos State, Mr. Hassan Akintoye, also called for a probe.He noted that the state government should also be cautious to get to the root of the matter and descend on anybody found guilty.

However, the Lagos State Police command has invited all parties involved in the case. According to a police spokesperson who disclosed that the schools head teacher, parents and others have been directed to the State criminal investigation department for further questioning.

Marvelous Ogidi

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