KanyiDaily had earlier reported how an 11-year-old student was allegedly dehumanized by his principal, teachers and colleagues for bed wetting at Deeper Life High School in Uyo.
It was gathered that the JSS 1 student was punished and starved for bed wetting, before the school authorities transferred him to the seniors’s hostel where he was raped and molested by SS2 students.
The matter has been generating reactions among Nigerians on social media after the student’s mother went on Facebook live and spoke about the issue while demanding justice for her son.
Reacting in a statement on Monday, the management of Deeper Life said the school principal, Ndidi Solomon, had been suspended and investigation had been initiated into the matter.
“The attention of the management of Deeper Life High School has been drawn to a viral post on the molestation of a JSS 1 student at our campus in Akwa Ibom State.
“We will like to categorically restate that Deeper Life High School is built on the core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any immoral act or molestation of any student. We believe parents/guardians enrol their wards in our schools all over the country because of the strong perception that ours offer a sure-footed platform for moral armament and academic excellence.
“We want to assure the general public that investigations into the case have commenced and no culprit, whether staff member or student, will be spared if found culpable at the end of the exercise. As an interim measure and to underscore the seriousness we attach to higher superintending values, the school principal has been suspended summarily even as further investigations continue.
“We firmly assure the discerning public that the overall outcome of the investigations will be made known and appropriate disciplinary actions will be meted out to all culprits in this unfortunate act that admittedly threatens to cast unnecessary aspersions on a unique institution that has been a shining example to all over the years,” he said.
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