'Bullying’: We’re investigating Mercy Johnson’s claim, says school - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Saturday, 23 October 2021

'Bullying’: We’re investigating Mercy Johnson’s claim, says school

By Our Correspondent



The management of Chrisland School in Lagos says it is investigating claim by Mercy Johnson, the Nollywood actress, that her 8-year-old daughter was bullied by its teacher.

 
Mercy had in a social media rant on Friday called out a teacher at the school, accusing the staff of intimating her daughter for being a “celebrity’s child”.


In a statement  on Saturday, Akin Fadeyi, a member of the school’s advisory board, said the matter is currently under investigation.


Fadeyi also disclosed that the school is trying to utilise every information at its disposal to ascertain what actually happened.

 
According to him, the school has also put in place plans to engage affected parties in the matter.


“We are not unaware of the development at one of our schools which led to a social media incidence involving one of our pupils’ parents,” it read.


“In other not to jump in the fray or rush to the media with half truths which may be unjust to all concerned, we are working on every available information at our disposal to investigate what actually took place to enable us establish the veracity of each claim and true state of things.

 
“This, we have swiftly embarked upon by deploying our well tested processes to engage with each and everyone concerned, both within our internal and connected relationships.


“In the meantime, safeguarding the rights, dignity, creative capacity and sense of esteem of every child under our care, remain irrevocably entrenched at the core of our corporate ethos, even as we always keep our doors open to embrace constructive feedback from concerned public and especially our stakeholders.”


Fadeyi said the school would disclose the outcome of its investigation in due course.


“We will communicate further with the public, once we have satisfactorily ascertained the true position of things,” it added.

 
“Permit us to express our profound gratitude to the media and all our stakeholders, for not just taking interest in this matter but for also seeking to establish balanced perspectives.”