- A mother of a student of Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos state, Mercy Okojie, has said that the issue involving her daughter has been resolved
- Mercy Okojie had raised the alarm through her Instagram handle over alleged bullying of her daughter by a teacher of the school
- According to her, she had decided to move forward with Chrisland after consultations with the school management
VGC, Lagos - Mercy Okojie, a mother of a student of Chrisland School, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos state, has explained why she did not withdraw her daughter from the school after the incident of bullying she posted on her Instagram handle.
Legit.ng reports that Mercy disclosed this on Monday, October 25, at the school after engaging with the management and select members of the Chrisland School Advisory Board over the post, which drew diverse emotions from Nigerians.
Speaking about the incident leading to the social media crisis, Mercy Johnson-Okojie said her daughter had an encounter with a teacher whose seemingly inflexible approach got her off-balance.
She said she and the family had been to have a deep, frank conversation with the Chrisland authorities, adding that they have come to a meaningful positive resolution.
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“Purity, our daughter, had an encounter with a teacher whose seemingly inflexible approach got her off-balance. We have been able to have a deep, frank conversation with the Chrisland authorities and we have come to a meaningful positive resolution. It is our choice to move forward together as crucial partners with valuable, immeasurable roles to play in the development of our children.
"We are pleased with their efforts towards ensuring that all pupils get an all-around balanced and qualitative learning. Chrisland has assured us of their commitment to the bigger picture, which is firmly centered upon being responsive to the fragile emotions of children as well as the valid concerns of parents.”
Speaking about those who did not agree with her approach on social media, Okojie said in the world and social space, agreement and disagreements are bound to occur, arguing that blatant falsehoods and untruthful narratives should be completely eschewed.
In her own remarks, the managing director of the Chrisland School Conglomerate, Ibironke Olatokunbo Adeyemi said they were happy to host Prince and Mrs Okojie.
She noted that they had a long, frank and fruitful conversation, which according to her, was part of the firm reassurance that Chrisland as an institution holds sacrosanct, a zero-tolerance for bullying.
"As promised, we also investigated the issue on the ground and were able to establish there were rough edges to smoothen up from a clearly avoidable misunderstanding. We ironed this out without losing focus on the bigger picture of deepening our children including Purity Okojie, in our institution’s core values which are discipline, integrity, professionalism, love and excellence.
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"The cordiality and empathy accorded the Okojies is characteristic of our corporate tradition and cuts across every family that holds us in trust to raise their kids irrespective of race, creed or social standing”. Mrs. Adeyemi also had words of commendation for Mercy Johnson for “paying exceptional and detailed attention to her children despite the pressure and demands of her profession.
“An exemplary mother she is and we hasten to state unequivocally that Mercy Johnson at no time brought questionable characters to assault anyone on our premises. Anything other than this was based on imaginative conjectures which of course, we as an institution decline vehemently to endorse.
The managing director emphasised that while it is natural to feel some disquiet about the approach adopted in airing her grievance, the school authorities have nonetheless, translated the engagement opportunity into useful insights on less disconcerting methods of redress in the future, especially as it's unrealistic not to expect occasional frictions within humanity’s social ecosystem.
Adeyemi added that there is no perfect organisation, adding that one of the sustainable drivers of growth for Chrisland is the institution’s capacity to always embrace instructive feedback, translate the vital elements to learning curves and place premium value on constructive engagement.
The statement was co-signed by Akin Fadeyi, a member of Chrisland Schools Advisory Board and Mercy Johnson-Okojie.
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