In a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, all schools were ordered by the federal government to go on an indefinite break, pending when it would be convenient for puplis/students to resume school.
However, some schools have resorted to other measures in order to carry on with educating their students amidst laid down regulations.
Some of these measures have been frowned at by parents of the students.
One of such is a parent who complained bitterly about the activities of her ward’s institution; Peace Ville School formerly known as Redeemers University.
The complainant who pleaded anonymity, when granted an interview by The Street Journal said:
“Good morning sir, please I want to confide in you about my kids school and I want you to be the parents voice to ogun government. My kids attend Peace Ville school in Redeem camp and the school was founded by Mummy GO, Pastor (MRS) Foluke Adenike Adeboye.”
“The school was formerly RUN (Redeemers university) but was later converted to a private school.”
“The school was founded 5 years ago. The issue we parents have with the school and the board is that they impose information and their plans on us and we parents don’t have a voice at all because the board has failed us.”
“The previous Head of School was sacked in Feb 2018 and another new Head of school we got late July 2018 is nothing to write home about.”
“Her name is Mrs Elizabeth Adebayo. She doesn’t care about the parents and how we get money for whatever they impose on us and within two weeks of her resumption, she blocked parents from writing on the Peace Ville school parents and teachers WhatsApp group. All she does is give us information and she doesn’t care about our reply even to the extent of stopping physical parents meeting in school last term.”
“The issue now is that she sent a notice to the WhatsApp group about two weeks ago to inform us parents to open zoom and do 2nd term revision for our kids. She also asked us to come down to school to get our children’s books mentioning that the exam will be done on zoom too.”
“The issue that brought me to speak out is that she sent messages to us that 3rd term resumes online today without consulting the parents and getting our own opinion.”
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However, when embittered parents raised complains through their wards’ teachers about network fluctuations not being favourable for zoom and google virtual classes, this was the HOS’s reply:
“Good evening dear valued parents. This particular mini WhatsApp group was set up for the sake of teaching and learning not for parents complaints and concerns.
As no member of board is on this platform, if you have issues concerning your child’s learning, the teachers on this platform can address it.
However, if it has to do with management please speak to the HOS or any member of the board, Thank you.”
“The minster of Education, said no school/parents should do online school but the Peaceville school asked us to resume, and told us to pay school fees within two weeks without considering the parents that lost their jobs due to COVID-19 or parents that got half salary in march and were not paid a penny in April or parents who are Entrepreneurs.”
“Please be our aid and our voice to the minister.” She said.