A nine-year-old pupil of Good Shepherd Nursery and Primary School, at Dikenafai in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, Chimbuchi Adibe, is in danger of losing his sight after his teacher Miss Chibuzor Kenneth’s mistakenly hit him in the eyes with a cane while beating another pupil.
Read also: Teacher infects pupil with STD
The cruel twist of fate happened on January 31, leaving Chimbuchi, who is in primary three in pain and his parents in distraught since then.
In an interview with New Telegraph, Mrs. Oluchi Adibe, 38, said the incident has cast a shadow over their house as her son was diagnosed with cataract and needing money for surgery, which they have been finding difficult to raise.
The mother of seven sells pap, and is married to a commercial motorbike rider. She told the paper of her faceoff with the school proprietress over the issue.
Her word: “I noticed that the eye was turning white. I went to the school. The most painful thing was that the school didn’t even think of bringing him home or to give him First Aid. He came to meet me at the market, crying and rubbing his eyes. When he told me what happened, I was angry. I marched him back to the school. I met the proprietress, Mrs. Concilia Mbaegbu. By then, the teacher, Chibuzor, had already gone home. When I met the proprietress, she told me that she was not around when the incident occurred.
“She said that she learnt of the incident from some students. I was so angry with her nonchalance that I left Chimbuchi in the school with her. I later went back to pick him and started First Aid treatment myself. In fact, the proprietress wanted to fight me. She tried to intimidate me; she said I was going round town, telling people that my son was flogged in the eye in her school. She said that I wanted to ensure that they shut down her school. She threatened to deal with me.”