The Lagos State Chapter of the Child Protection Network (CPN) has called for thorough investigation and justice on the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a student allegedly beaten and poisoned to death by his school mates in Lagos.

CPN, a UNICEF initiative group lamented the death of the 12-year-old  student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, who was allegedly bullied by  friends that tried to initiate him into cultism.
In a statementby CPN
on Monday, 6th December, 2021, the state coordinator of the Child Right group, Aderonke Oyelakin, called on the state government and police in the state to ensure perpetrators of the late student’s death are brought to book.CPN
Aderonke who condoled with the student’s family, also implored the state government to supervise and ensure that child protection policies are executed in all schools within the state.
According to her, most school owners and staff need proper orientation on the protection of children in their care because their manners of protecting the children sometimes is worrisome.
 “Because of this, we call on the state government to effectively monitor same,” She said.
CPN stated further that all schools have full responsibility in respect of their “duty of care” to protect children and to support pupils/students in the school.
These are givers/teachers have day to day contact with individual children during school terms, they are therefore particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop” (Working Together – Under the Children Act, 1989).
According to CPN, teachers, teaching assistants and other school supervisors should note that reporting the suspicion of child abuse, “in good faith” exempts them from sanction by the law.
“We demand an abuse free environment for children in Lagos State irrespective of the kind of school they attend, private or government.

“We demand that child protection policy should be mandatory for every school or places where children are and must be pasted in a conspicuous area within the premises. In case of any mishap or abuse while in the school’s custody, the care givers/teachers & support staff must be responsible and accountable for their safety.

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Late Sylvester Oromoni Junior that was beaten to death by his fellow students
“A few weeks back, a girl in America took her own life because she was being bullied. We thought that was the worst-case scenario until a few days ago when we heard that this boy was allegedly beaten to death by his school mates. This is so worrisome”, Oyelakin lamented.
Speaking on parents’ roles in child upbringing, Aderonke, called on the parents and guardians to up their games on raising children properly.
“The question is who is raising these children that committed these acts? Parents need to do more and know who their children are. You need to know if your child is a bully or an accomplice to a bully or even a bystander when another child is being bullied? Parents also need to ask themselves a question whether he or she is contributing to making his/her child a victim of bullying. Many parents outsourced the grooming responsibilities to the schools who are mostly only interested in the school fees.
“where do you fall in all of these? Are you raising a bully or a victim? You see, its neither good to raise a bully nor a victim. We need to become conscious and deliberate about raising kind and confident children who know how to stand up, speak up and defend themselves against bullies,” CPN concluded.

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  1. קמגרה תשדרג לכם את חיי המין ותאפשר לכם הנאה מרבית מהאקט. לטבע פלז’ר שלל פתרונות טבעיים נוספים שישדרגו לכם את חדר המיטות. קמגרה תשדרג לכם את חיי המין ותאפשר לכם הנאה מרבית מהאקט. לטבע פלז’ר שלל פתרונות טבעיים נוספים שישדרגו לכם את חדר המיטות. שרות ליווי

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