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Bullying: Minister of women affairs visits Abuja school

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The Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye, paid a visit to Lead British International School in Abuja following the circulation of multiple videos depicting incidents of bullying within the school premises.

Accompanied by officials from her ministry, the minister’s visit aimed to address the concerning issue of student bullying and assess the school’s response to the situation.

During the visit, it was observed that one of the alleged bullies, a female student, was brought to the school by two elderly women.

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The disturbing videos, which circulated widely on social media, showed a group of students assaulting a fellow student, leaving her visibly distressed. The perpetrators repeatedly questioned her about a boy’s identity while hitting her.

In response to the incident, the school management released a statement acknowledging the seriousness of the matter and announcing the commencement of an investigation.

Abraham Ogunkanmbi, the Head of the School, disclosed that a dedicated team had been assigned to conduct a thorough inquiry into the bullying incident. The team is currently gathering information, reviewing video footage, and interviewing witnesses to ascertain the full extent of the incident and identify its underlying causes.

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Furthermore, the school has extended support to both the victims and perpetrators, offering counseling services and implementing disciplinary measures as necessary.

Expressing the school’s commitment to providing a safe learning environment, Ogunkanmbi emphasized the importance of addressing bullying and promoting awareness about its consequences. Educational programs and workshops for students, staff, and parents will be organized to raise awareness about bullying prevention.

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Additionally, the school urged social media users to refrain from sharing the video clips further, emphasizing the need to respect the privacy and dignity of those involved.

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