A Facebook user, Vivian Madu, had shared the video, saying, “This inhuman and degrading treatment was meted out to an SS 3 student of Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta, under the watch of a female Commandant, Mrs Jecinta Uche Asetuebube by a Sub Lt Rollins Okoji.”
Vivian Madu spoke further that “when the Commandant was first contacted, she denied the video, adding that further investigation revealed that the incident happened before the end of the last term.
But, the Nigerian Navy headquarters has reacted to the incident, telling parents “to avoid recycling these sorts of materials in order not to create tension and ill feelings.”
According to a statement by the Nigerian Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleiman Dahun, the video had been sent to the management of the school by a parent who did not specify when the incident happened or the person involved.
Dahun, however, stated that a preliminary investigation had revealed that “the incident took place 2 sessions ago,” adding that it was handled administratively.
”For the avoidance of doubt, further investigation is ongoing on the matter,” he assured, adding that the Nigerian Navy was mindful of the need to uphold discipline in her schools without recourse to unorthodox method.
NaijaOnPoint reports that the video is coming at a time the Ogun State Government is warning schools to desist from using corporal punishment to instill discipline on pupils.
Recently, the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, said the State frowns at any form of punishment that inflicts injuries on students.
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Nigeria Set For 190 Business Community League Target – Nguroje
Nguroje, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, said this Saturday in Abuja.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Trade and Investment Minister, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, for taking deliberate steps towards having Nigeria in the league.
NaijaOnPoint on Sunday reports that the president, alongside 10 cabinet ministers and chief executives of government agencies and parastatals, attended a business exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the weekend with the theme: “Expo 2020”, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NIPC board chairman said the Expo had afforded and unveiled investment opportunities for Nigerian investors with specific project profiles and investment opportunities to a single location with an attracting long-term investment into critical sectors.
Customs CG Tasks Officers On Commitment
He made the call at the weekend when the Nigeria Customs and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, held a combined graduation ceremony for Senior Course 5 and Junior Course 11.
NaijaOnPoint on Sunday reports that the crux of the programme included academic, physical and mental training in which a total of 78 students graduated. Out of the number, 38 graduated in Senior Course 5, while 40 finished in Junior Course 11.
Col Ali urged the graduating students to demonstrate the skills they had been equipped with in various areas of their responsibilities with a view to discharging their duties meritoriously for national development.
He expressed delight that the training programme had improved significantly with an assurance that it would go a long way in achieving its objectives of increased skills development and service.
Ali also disclosed that the service was poised to introduce e-customs soon as an innovative tool for the service to perform its duties more efficiently.