Mercy Johnson says she won’t withdraw her daughter from school despite being allegedly bullied.
The Nollywood actress had flared up on social media after a teacher of Chrisland School in Lagos allegedly intimidated Purity Okojie, her eight-year-old daughter who is a pupil at the institution.
The school management had initiated an investigation into the case in the wake of the backlash that followed.
It is understood that Mercy engaged Chrisland’s management and advisory board members at its Victoria Garden City branch.
In a statement shared with TheCable Lifestyle on Saturday, Mercy said “we have come to a meaningful positive resolution”.
“Purity had an encounter with a Teacher whose seemingly inflexible approach got her off-balance,” the statement reads.
“We have been able to have a deep, frank conversation with the Chrisland authorities and we have come to a meaningful positive resolution. It is our choice to move forward together as crucial partners.
“We are pleased with their efforts towards ensuring all pupils get an all-round balanced and qualitative learning.
“Chrisland has assured us of their commitment to the bigger picture, which is firmly centered upon being responsive to the fragile emotions of children as well as the valid concerns of parents.”
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Ibironke Olatokunbo Adeyemi, managing director of Chrisland School Conglomerate, said the institution has investigated the case and was able to establish “rough edges” to “smoothen up”.
“We had a long, frank, and fruitful conversation, part of which was our firm reassurance that Chrisland as an institution holds sacrosanct, a zero-tolerance for bullying,” she said.
“As promised, we also investigated the issue on the ground and were able to establish there were rough edges to smoothen up from a clearly avoidable misunderstanding.
“We ironed this out without losing focus on the bigger picture of deepening our children including Purity Okojie, in our institution’s core values which are discipline, integrity, professionalism, love, and excellence.
“The cordiality and empathy accorded the Okojies is characteristic of our corporate tradition and cuts across every family that holds us in trust to raise their kids irrespective of race, creed or social standing.
“It’s natural to feel some disquiet about the approach adopted in airing her grievance.
“We have translated this engagement opportunity into useful insights on less disconcerting methods of redress in future, especially as it’s unrealistic not to expect occasional frictions within humanity’s social ecosystem.”
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