After a teacher allegedly flogged a 19-month-old pupil to death, the Delta State government shut down Arise and Shine Nursery and Primary School in Asaba.
On Monday, February 7, 2022, the instructor, Emeka Nwogbo, the son of the school proprietress, allegedly flogged the child, Obinna Udeze, leaving many cane marks on his body.
The small kid was claimed to have died as a result of the whipping on Saturday, February 12, at the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba.
However, Chika Ossai, the State Commissioner for Primary Education, told our correspondent on Sunday that the school had been closed by the government.
He said, “Yes, this (Sunday) morning, the government swung into action and sealed the school for now. Secondly, it is not an approved school.
“The proprietress and the son are in police custody, so the State government is very serious about the incident and would follow it to the end, to make sure that those who are operating illegal schools will be dealt with properly.
“Because it will be easier to monitor registered schools, but for those illegal ones, we will continue to close them down.
He frowned at the situation and urged school administrators to be cautious of how students are treated in the classroom.