Dowen College: SWS Condemns Bullying
The death of the 12-year-old has attracted outrage from Nigerians with many demanding justice for him.
In a statement signed by the State Chairperson, Mrs Racheal Onisemo, and Public Relations Executive, Hajia Sekinah Temitope Lawal, SWS also called for proper monitoring of students in order to checkmate such behaviour and a stiffer penalty to serve as deterrent to others.
Though Dowen College claimed that the late student was injured while playing football with his colleagues and had informed the management on November 21 of his injuries, one cannot just accept that on its face value. “We therefore called on both the state and federal government to ensure that justice is done and future occurrence of such is prevented.”
SWS vehemently condemned cultism and other social vices in all ramifications.
According to the father of the deceased, he was bullied and beaten to a pulp for not joining a cult group in the school.
“And we find it surprising as a group that According to Mr. Oromoni, father of the late 12-year-old student, the school owner has not called the family since the boy’s death.”
“That’s callous and wicked indeed for the school owner not to have contacted the family directly either to offer condolence messages or have any meaningful conversation except when the Principal called to challenge the family on why the family made public, videos of Sylvester (Jnr) on the hospital bed.
SWS expressed sadness over this sad incident and called on all school managements not only Dowen, to put necessary precautions in place, aimed at preventing a reoccurrence of the sad event.
“All school management and staff members should be up and doing in terms of monitoring while installation of CCTV cameras in all strategic places will be a great idea.”
In conclusion, the Women group called in parents to be very observant, listen and pay serious attention to their children’s complaints as well as take concrete actions on time. SWS prayed for an end to such occurrence while sympathising with parents of the students killed on Tuesday at Ojodu axis of the state.
“Any of such bad news is usually a source of worry and concern for us as women and we pray fervently against such in our midst.” The group concluded.