student of a secondary school in Awka, Anambra State, Miss Chidimma Ukachukwu,
has died after she was allegedly flogged by her teacher for failing to do her homework.
fainted after being flogged severally by a female teacher and was subsequently
rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where she died.
the tragic incident, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Uju Okeke, ordered
the closure of the school.
girl’s father, Mr. Simeon Ukachukwu, confirmed the incident, saying it was a
sad development. He added that it was an act of God.
contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Ralph
Uzoigwe, said that the matter had not been reported to the police, but promised
that it would be investigated.
Some teachers are