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Ogun teacher slumps, die, colleagues blame stress


A teacher, Mrs. Oluwatosin Aina, passed away unexpectedly at Olokinne High School in Ojowo, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State. The tragic incident occurred on Thursday morning, leaving the school community in mourning.

The PUNCH reported that according to a close family friend, Mrs. Aina drove herself to school on Thursday and began feeling unwell shortly after arriving.

She sought permission from the principal to attend to her health but collapsed beside her car.

 “Yes, I can confirm that the unfortunate incident happened on Thursday morning. I know her very well. I heard that she started feeling uncomfortable after getting to the school and got permission from her Principal to go and treat herself but slumped beside her car.

“She was confirmed dead at the hospital she was rushed to. She was a Christian Religious Knowledge teacher and married to a retired Principal. She should be in her 50s and either on Grade Level 13 or 14

The news of her passing sent shockwaves through the school, where she was known for her dedication to her students and colleagues.

Mrs. Aina, a Christian Religious Knowledge teacher, was in her 50s and married to a retired principal. Her untimely demise has left a void in the lives of those who knew her.

Concerns have been raised about the recent spate of teacher deaths in Ogun State, with one anonymous teacher suggesting that the stress of working with limited staff numbers could be taking a toll on their health.

The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools, Ogun State, Felix Agbesanwa, acknowledged the teacher shortage challenge and expressed gratitude for the government’s recent efforts to recruit new teachers. He also urged for further measures to address teacher well-being.

 “We have a teacher shortage challenge. This week, the government commenced the employment of 2000 teachers. This is in addition to the 1000 OgunTeach interns who were given permanent employment recently.

“We really appreciate this gesture from the Governor and hope that other outstanding issues that will further aid the teacher’s wellbeing will be addressed just as the Governor has promised,” he said


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