‘Our children are not safe’ – Tonto Dikeh hits out at Ministry of Education over deaths and abuse cases in schools

Tonto Dikeh, the Nigerian actress, has challenged the Federal Ministry of Education for her alleged silence amid rising cases of death and abuse in schools across the country.

In recent times, cases of alleged rights violations have become commonplace in schools across the country.

In November 2021, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a 12-year-old student at Dowen College, Lagos, died after being bullied by his senior colleagues.

Last month, Emeka Nwogbo, a teacher at Arise and Shine Nursery and Elementary School in Asaba, Delta, was also stopped for allegedly whipping his 19-month-old student who later died.

In one Instagram post On Wednesday, Dikeh claimed the Department of Education was “quickly becoming a joke” for not speaking out against the ugly trend as expected.

The mother-of-one also decried the cases of death as well as rape and worship recorded in schools in recent months.

“This ministry is slowly sounding like a national joke!!! Where is their voice in all this school death, rape, worship? How do these ministries work? They have to answer so many questions,” she said. writing.

“They leave the burden (raising awareness/rehabilitation) to foundations like mine to bear while they carry the money intended for work at home!!!! Or are we talking about the eternal damage done to our smiley faces and those of our children? »

The movie star and brand influencer also lamented the country’s police and justice system for the treatment of victims and suspects in school abuse-related cases.

“You take the matter to the police, the perpetrators will come out looking like the victim while the victims will be treated like the perpetrator.
Totally disgusted and disappointed, no one is protecting our children,” she added.

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