September 1, 2016

Grace Schools refutes allegation of student’s bullying

By Tare Youdeowei

The authorities of Grace Schools has debunked the claims as published in one of the national dailies alleging that a student of the school fell due bullying by some students.

The school administrator, Mrs Olatokunbo Edun, the Vice Principal, Philips Balogun and the Parents Teachers Association, PTA, Chairman, Mr Steve Oyenma all refuted the allegation that the school was responsible for the minor accident of Ebunoluwa Adegboyega, describing it as wicked and malicious.

Edun said that it was not a case of bullying, adding that the student fell down while running out of the dining room across the field on a rainy day.

“There were other children on the field,when they were questioned, non of them saw anybody push the student.She was attended to and given treatment.

“The school also made concrete effort to ensure that she was properly taken care academically. A car and a driver was provided for ease of transportation.”

Edun explained that before the publication, the school was reaching a settlement of the entire issue, stressing that the publication put the school in a bad light because it was a misrepresentation of what actually happened.

“Grace Schools has never defaulted on its core responsibilities of total commitment to the well being of its students.

“It is rather unfortunate that one of our esteemed parents could take the matter to the extent of misrepresenting the facts in the public domain. We find this entirely embarrassing and uncalled for.”

On his part, the PTA Chairman, Mr. Steve Oyenma said the parents of the child should have reported the issue to the school PTA and not to the public through the newspaper.

“We believe in what the school has done, and still believe in what they are doing. I commend the school because it has done what it should have done,” he said. Meanwhile, the Vice Principal, Mr Philips Balogun who took journalists to the scene of the accident spoke in the same vein, adding  that there were no student close to her at the time she fell.