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Teacher Allegedly Flogged JS1 Student To Death In Awka, Anambra

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Teacher Allegedly Flogged JS1 Student To Death In Awka, Anambra

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Oct 24, 2012 – Teacher Allegedly Flogged JS1 Student To Death In Awka, Anambra (Chidinma Ukachukwu)

Miss Chidinma Ukachukwu, a 12-year-old pupil of a secondary school in Awka, Anambra State, has died after she was allegedly flogged by her teacher for failing to do her homework.

A reliable source in the school told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Tuesday that the girl died on Thursday last week after she was flogged.

The source explained that the girl fainted after being flogged severally by a female teacher and was subsequently rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where she died.

The source also told NAN that the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Uju Okeke, then ordered the closure of the school as a result of the incident.

A NAN correspondent, who visited the girl’s family home, soon after she was buried on Tuesday in Awka, reports that the family was in grief.

The girl’s father, Mr. Simeon Ukachukwu, confirmed the incident, saying it was a sad development. He added that it was an act of God.

But when Okeke was contacted, she denied ordering the closure of the school and said that the school was on midterm break.

NAN investigation, however, revealed that schools in the state were not on midterm break.

This fact was corroborated by an official of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in Akwa South Local Government Area.

The Chairperson of the union in the local government, Miss Buife Ndigwe, told NAN that primary and secondary schools in the state would go on midterm break next week.

When 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. (NAN)



  1. Victor

    October 24, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    This is too bad.

  2. rita

    October 24, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Wic kind flogin b dat 1 self

  3. Abimaje

    October 24, 2012 at 9:30 AM

    it is a pity any way. But i tink dis is a lesson 2 our teachers now. I knw u people are forcing us 2 learn but u people hv 2 be concious nw

  4. Shedrach Bitrus

    October 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM


  5. opeyemi

    October 24, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    The teacher shuld b charge 2 court nd dat wil b a lesson 4 others..

    • Obasi from lagos

      October 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM

      U must b mad a teacher is helpin u nd ur provin rubish people like u dnt knw anytin in school.ur a goat.meh

      • mimi

        October 24, 2012 at 4:02 PM

        who is a goat now? is that how to help teach? by beating the student to death? why not go let them give you only 5strokes of cain.before you open your mouth to insult people think about the rubbish coming out of your mouth. if it was your daughter or sister that was flogged to death because u didnt do an assignment then u will say is teaching the student.rubbish. its cos u are not the person in the shoe

        • Obasi from lagos

          October 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

          I cn c from ur level of reasoning dat u dnt av anytin upstair,i dnt even lyk to share wisdom wit a ful as u she goat!

  6. Njideka Uchendo

    October 24, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    It is indeed a very sad news.

  7. mrs Juliet

    October 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    What is going with our people

    • mrs Juliet

      October 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      What is wrong with our people,no more human feelings.This real EndTime,may her soul rest in Peace


    October 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    This is an unpadonable crome against innocent & defenceless children/students.This is unpadonable and punishable crime.Some of these failed so called teachers come to the school with their own serious personal problems and levied it all on the innocent students This particular failed teacher could be an alcolic,seriously in debt or going through her own marital problems which has nothing to do with the innocent dead child. I ‘m a victim, during my primary school days, my school headmaster then mr Owie was a known alcolic, the state board(Abudu) as at that time knew, the village committe knew that this moster was an alcolic yet they each turned their faces leaving the pulpis/students at the mercy of this moster.He will come to the dead drunk and would flogged the hell out of all us wrong or right while the teachers does only but just watch. pls this is injustice, this woman should pay the price, for sending such an innocent child that was placed under her care to her untimely death This is evenworse than the Aluu killings.


    October 24, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    It is true that many of us because of our economic, social & politicl status are denied justice and this so because of the failed society/country we come from(Nigeria)This is the reason why, we all together, can be the voice of the voicless No hate crime of this nature should go unpunished LET YR VOICE BE HEARD

  10. Shahensha

    October 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    How can a teacher punish a student because of what she didnt do? That’s madness and injustice.

  11. Lawrence

    October 24, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    I totally agree with JUSTICE FORALL. On the other hand let’s not all run to judgment. It is unfortunate that she died and also unfortunate that nobody did any investigation why she died. An autopsy should have being carried out and position of marks on her body noted before burial. She did not die of flogging but might have died as a result of the flogging. If her dead was as a result of flogging then the teacher should be arrested.
    I also think at this day and age any form of corporal punishment should be totally abolished in our educational system. Teachers should come up with a better way of relating with students. Corporal punishment is a show of force to correct miss misbehavior. Part of what everyone is doing in the country, soldier, navy, police, mob action, Aluu community, little girl beaten and stripped naked @ shoprite in Ikeja and the list goes on and on.
    We don advance pass watin we dey do check am my people. We all need to be reeducated and reoriented in Nigeria.

  12. Obasi from lagos

    October 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    D teacher shuld nt b blame she is only help to educate nd to put an end exam malpractices dat wil affect d gul’s carrier negatively.she should b promoted.

    • mimi

      October 24, 2012 at 8:37 PM

      i can see how you are reasoning. obviously you are a fool and an illiterate you need to go back to school. dumbass

      • Obasi from lagos

        October 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM

        Mumu wat do u knw abt school ur typ sit 4 waec til pregnancy occur so dat u cn win ‘I LUV WAEC TEE SHIRT’

  13. Olawumi Grace Oluwakemisola

    October 24, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    What a sad news! Teachers should be mind the ways and manners on how to discipline their students.

  14. snazzy

    October 24, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    May her soul rest I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ peace. May G̶̲̥̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡D̶̲̥̅ console her family.

  15. Unara Onyinyechi

    October 24, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    grievous!, discipline is good task to embark on with consciousness, pls teacher of all level shld be careful and mindful hw they disciplined student. The bright future of the young girl is gone & gone forever.

  16. ekaette ulaeto

    October 24, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Its a pity

  17. ebEle

    October 24, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Its a sad story indeed

  18. ijeoma

    October 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Dis is pure wickedness…. Just homework. Anyway may her gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.

  19. peace

    October 25, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    Dat should be a lesson to our fellow student. Whenever homework is given try and do it, and pls government should look into that issue

  20. Peace

    October 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Wat a sad story.may her soul rest in peace.anyway,investigatn should be carried out.

  21. Ncheem

    October 26, 2012 at 3:54 AM

    I like the response of the Father, “it is and act of God”. May she rest in peace and may God help the family bear the loss. Do not blame the teacher who came to teach? Who knows wht was wrong with the girl b4 the flogging. Remember it can happen to anybody even to you.Meanwhile school in Anambra state are on mid-term break. the commissioner is right.

  22. Vickyblack

    October 26, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    D child wasnt rushed 2 d hospital immediately,and noone ordered d closure of d school…they are on midterm break…d skul is St.John of God secondary school Awka….

  23. Adegoke precious

    August 14, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    May God be wt us,teachers,pls becareful wit wat u are doing so dat ur good will not becm bad

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