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Anambra Education Commissioner Shut Down School Over Unconfirmed Allegation

Blessed Wisdom Model School in Onitsha, Anambra state, faced an unexpected closure by the Education Commissioner, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh. The decision came in response to allegations that a pupil in the school was subjected to punishment by a teacher.

According to an eyewitness, the child had fallen on the interlocked floor within the school compound. The school management attended to the child, but the situation escalated when the parents of the child involved the Commissioner of Education. Despite lacking further investigations, the Education Commissioner enforced the immediate closure of the school.

Concerns have been raised about the Commissioner’s decision, as some argue that it should have been accompanied by proper inquiries into the veracity of the allegations against the school. Critics are questioning why such a drastic measure was taken based solely on hearsay, affecting a school with a population of over 1200 pupils and more than 100 teachers.

With the Anambra state government actively seeking investment from the Diaspora community, the handling of this situation raises questions about the state’s commitment to managing investments within its borders. Observers are now calling on the Executive Governor of Anambra state to intervene and establish a committee to thoroughly investigate the matter and provide answers to the community.

In light of this incident, there is growing concern that investors may be hesitant to bring their investments to Anambra state if matters are not handled appropriately. It is essential for authorities to uphold transparency and ensure that the right actions are taken to address such issues.

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