The family of 3-year-old pupil, Darasimi Ogunwunmi of Fahsal Children’s School, Ilupeju Estate, Idiroko, Ogun State, who died after he erroneously drank caustic soda has exonerated the management from the incident, nothing that the school management could not be answerable to the sudden death of their son.
The deceased mother, Mrs. Toyin Ogunwunmi made this known at a reconciliation meeting presided over by the Zonal Education Officer, Ipokia (ZEO) Mr. Akindele Obadiah Sunday, in order to re-open the school for new academic session.
She urged the state government to re-open the Fashal Nursery/Primary Children’s School, Ikolaje in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state to commence its new academic calendar.
Ogunwunmi stated further that they have resolved the crisis between the family and school authority amicably against the backdrop that the bone of contention was still lingering, noting that no amount of money given to them and closure of the school could bring back their son to life.
While urging the Ogun state government to re-open the school, Mrs. Ogunwunmi emphasized that the closure had been affecting the academic calendar of the school and the pupils of that school at large, which observed that was not adequate and proper upbringing of the future leaders.
“We are pleading on behalf of the school authority of Fashal Nursery/Primary school Ikolaje to the state government to re-open the school for the children’s grace, it is now affecting our future leaders which is our children. Government should please re-open it in a matter of urgency”, Ogunwunmi pleaded.
She expressed appreciation to the state government for standing firmly to the family during the bereaved moment, saying that government’s intervention through the closure of the school was timely and it was helped to console the family and dose the crisis and tension in the area.
Mrs. Ogunwunmi added that the family had accepted their fate on the incident, noting that it’s God that giveth and taketh, hailed the Oniko of Ikolaje, Oba John Olakunle for their concerns and supports to the family.