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Read about our approach to external linking. The fire was minimal and dealt with quickly leaving some smoke damage. Success runs in the family as Olympic star's sister celebrates Cambridge place, Yorkshire student rejected from nearly 100 jobs secures dream job - as a barrister. While responding to this and other allegations against her, Akhetuamen told TheCable that she served with integrity during her tenure with the driving force of making a lasting positive impact in the school. look at your comments, no remorse for these Queens that lost their lives. You attacked Mrs. Mann, Mr. Offorbike and Even TheCable. By the time the incident was over, Amodu had succeeded in forcing the parents to part with more money in employing additional cooks for the school. Disaster was just a ticking bomb waiting to happen. RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: What do we want? Some parents also question the former PTA chairmans sense of judgement. Bithia, a JS 3 student, was the second child in a union that produced three daughters. These unwholesome acts are inimical to the peaceful and harmonious co-existence of the Federal Unity Colleges and will not be tolerated.. Her panel spoke in camera with victims and recorded their testimonies. Meanwhile, the number of sick students was far more than few. Paris Hilton grand Met Gala entrance is blocked by angry climate change protestors. For example, an inspections and monitoring team from the federal education quality assurance service in the education ministry had visited Queens College in 2016 and wrote a report which indicated that the college had critical challenges especially in the areas of sewage treatment, water and the dining hall. She was not around, officials said on each occasion. (Video: Alexa "The report refers to concern among some pupils that the cameras might be used to monitor minor disciplinary breaches such as kissing and queue jumping. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Specifically, her mum was informed Vivian had high temperature and was being treated with antimalarial drugs. In the EYFS, it was school policy for staff to cover or stand in front of the cameras to shield the children when the children are changing.. Martin was jailed for three years and three months at Leeds Crown Court after being convicted. 'He's been dead for 130 years and can still satisfy the ladies': Social media goes wild over mystery woman Cancelled? TheCable spoke with more than a dozen people in the aftermath of the gastroenteritis epidemic that broke the heart of a nation and for which nobody has been brought to book. Sadly, on February 15, exactly ten days after that PTA meeting, Vivian died. A brilliant young girl who won scholarships and various prizes in her kindergarten and primary school days, she was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on February 20 around 8pm. They were also prevented from taking pictures. Unfortunately, they said they didnt send us such errand. For instance, the state-sanctioned tests revealed that pathogens like toxin producing E.Coli, Diarheogenic E. Coli, Novo virus, E. Coli STEC, Salmonella Spp. It was only when the crisis started that the school decided to give them bags of pure water from the factory. WebQueen Ethelburga's College is at Thorpe Underwood, between Harrogate and York A former chair of governors at a North Yorkshire private school has been arrested in Also known as ruptured bowel, this is a hole in the wall of any part of the gastrointestinal tract which includes the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine which causes the contents to leak into the abdomen. The situation was so bad that the clinic was filled up completely. Mr Martin had already stepped down as chair of governors before the arrest and was handing over responsibilities as part of a planned management transition. Any group or body, therefore, other than the PTAs claiming to be acting on behalf of parents of students of Federal Unity Colleges is doing so unlawfully. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google, This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). He should search his conscience, did he really win the election? Is climate change killing Australian wine? However, most of the parents were surprised when Amodu, while addressing them, announced that only a few students visited the sickbay and this was as a result of the beans they were served the previous day. She suffered much in the hospital. Some of the students had their baths on balconies and even defecated in nylon bags which they threw into bucket latrines, aside damp floors and dirty walls in dire need of painting. Akhetuamen is currently being probed for the way she handled the associations finances by the current excos of the schools PTA having left just about N1.5 million in the account, although her administration is alleged to have raised about N370 million from parents. Anthony Anwukah, the minister of state for education, would later tell journalists Oshifala had been cleared of any wrongdoing by the investigative panel set up by the ministry to investigate the matter mainly because of the failure of the victim or her mother to appear before the committee. 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'It was due to his success as a businessman that he was able to purchase Queen Ethelburga's School which he moved from Harrogate to the Thorpe Underwood Estate where he lived with his family. Adamu, minister of education ministry on the spot. When TheCable interviewed Akheatuamenon the parting gift to Osime, she said it was not inappropriate as other unity schools in the country also honour their former principals in the same manner. There and then,they decided to move Bithia to LUTH. For five weeks after the operation, Praise remained at LASUTH recuperating. And rather than making any effort to address the apprehensions of the parents, its then director of basic andsecondary education, D. C. Uwaezuoke, said levies charged by the school management had the approval of the ministry. Reacting, Akhetuamen, said the attack from her former deputy was as a result of her failure to achieve her inordinate ambition of becoming chairman of the QCPTA. The ministry would later reveal to the public that health records from the schools sickbay indicated that that no less than 1,200 pupils had come to the schools sickbay between January 15 and February 15 on account of abdominal pain, fever, vomiting and diarrhoea as a result of the gastroenteritis epidemic. She didnt want to die. When I remember all she went through before her death, I still cry, Lawrence told TheCable as he struggled, unsuccessfully, to withhold his tears. The schools five vice principals academic, administration, special duties, junior school and student affairs were also there. Entertainment magnate Brian Martin, now 71, sexually abused a boy and girl boarder while using his position as Chairman of the Governors to groom them. By then, it was evident that the water situation in the school was the causative factor. Dr Zhous claimed the school had adopted a strategy of putting less academically able pupils into the faculty. Sadly, one year later, children have died.. Mrs Beatrice, no concern for girls that died, no remorse for your actions, just flimsy counter accusations. The cable man that interviewed me, did you put the question to me that patents accused me of exposing my cleavages or you said they said I am always flamboyantly dressed? In it, he allegedly requested lets get closer. They highlighted the case of a student, Busayo Adesanya, an SS2 student of the school, who could not return to the college because her mother, a widow, could not afford the various arbitrary levies. The state commissioner for health, Jide Idris, also told journalists that results of tests carried out on water facilities in the school remained unsatisfactory and the school would remain shut. Instead, they became lily-livered and chickened out, bowing to constituted authority when they were supposed to maintain their stand. Were it not for the intervention of the state health ministry, the school management would not have considered such drastic but necessary measure to temporarily close the school. Osuinyi didnt know her daughters case was far more complicated than she imagined or was being told. For every life lost and tears shed because of their greed retribution shall always cry out against them. Brian Richard The Lord will judge your conscience and all others that are your collaborators, the blood of the dead innocent children will hunt you if by your action or in-action you have hand in their death, they also deserve life just like your own children. WebShannon Cudd (she/her) Sean Gallup/Getty Images. A spokesperson for Queen Ethelburga's College said Brian Martin, 66, had "stepped aside" from school matters. In 2009 when Praise was just eight, she lost her father, Olugbenga, a chartered accountant. Praises intestines had become perforated as a result of typhoid occasioned mostly by the consumption of contaminated water and foods, according to the doctors who treated her. WebQueen Ethelburgas School in North Yorkshire - which charges fees of up to 34,000 a year - denied allegations from the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) that the devices She died at 9:10am. There is no way such woman will end well. Headmaster Steven Jandrell said: "We are naturally sad and concerned that this allegation should have been made. Many of them explained that their daughters had reported different forms of infections and some among them had even been hospitalised during the period the school was on break in December. Others had even married. Sadly, not much was done. Curiously, the ministry of education did not respond to the petition until two months and four days later. Therefore, rather than an improvement on her arrival at Queens College, things only deteriorated under Amodu. However, the director of press, Chinenye Ihuoma, has promised to arrange an interview. Like a candle in the wind, the girls light was blown out abruptly. While Queens College in its nine decades of existence has no doubt helped in national integration and capacity building, it has also arguably produced high-profile and powerful inspiring women and leaders who continue to make impact in various fields within and outside the country. He then stunned parents by mothballing the building and moving the pupils into a new school on his own country estate at Thorpe Underwood Hall, Ouseburn, near York. The fact-finding panel eventually indicted Oshifala in its final report, copies of which it forwarded to the federal ministry of education. To calm the rising tension in the school, Amodu decided to call a PTA meeting to engage the parents. Vivian, the first girl to die, was a junior secondary school year two student. There has not been any allegation concerning current or recent pupils at the school.". She was an exceptional student and was already on her way to achieving this before her untimely death. #TeamQE The founders of Queens College would not have envisaged that a school which had a capacity at inception for 500 students would become the centre of instruction for thousands of girls in cramped hostels and habitations unfit even for prisoners. Through various forms of levies, she forced parents into parting with money all in the name of giving their children quality education. 'They have finally had justice for what they have had to endure for so long.'. And there was the concerned mother of a former Queens College student who travelled all the way from Canada to meet the panel and report some of the teachers alleged atrocities. In his written evidence he vehemently denied allegations that under-performing pupils were moved into the faculty. We cant go on living with fear of victimization and intimidation. She also explained that Lami Amodu, the principal of the school at the time the incident happened, never called to condole with the family on the loss of their daughter, although some teachers and members of the schools PTA did. What a pathetic story! As far as these parents were concerned, the N3 million was simply a thank you gift from Akhetuamen to Osime for the corrupt schemes they both ran in partnership. When Amodu took over from Osime, many parents rejoiced. Whatever I was doing then and even doing now is for posterity so that the right thing at least can be done for once in Queens College and the education ministry becomes more responsible to its obligations, she said. It announced to students that it was shutting down the water source as it was contaminated. He claimed it could be the the biggest scandal in British education history. Barely two weeks later, more students started falling sick. Above all, although Vivian, Bithia and Praise will never be able to fulfil their dreams again in life, and their painful deaths will remain a dent on the image of Queens College and the regulatory oversight of the federal ministry of education in Abuja, there is no doubt that the current situation provides a great opportunity to clean up the mess in Nigerias unity schools in particular and the countrys education system in general. Its NOT a curse. To correct this, a surgery was recommended and eventually performed at the teaching hospital. Students and their parents were watched closely. This was aside the fact that the school also informed parents that it was building a website for N800,000, a sum which the parents found scandalously high and unacceptable. Even teachers who wanted to speak out feared being sacked. The girls were manifesting signs of skin, vaginal and abdominal infections. The pioneering heart operation that only takes an hour and doesn't leave a scar is performed on first Briton. Lawrence who temporarily left his printing business at Somolu, a popular printing hub in Lagos, to stay with Praise at the hospital, burst into tears when the doctor told him: Sorry, we lost her. He knew his niece died a needless death that could have been prevented had the school authorities at Queens College been alive to their responsibilities. and Campylobacter Spp. A parent that was once caught attempting to take photographs was rough-handled by a member of staff. Some of the illegal fees and levies imposed on students by the schools PTA/school management, as highlighted in a January 7, 2015 petition by a group of concerned parents to the education ministry through their lawyers, Kenneth Aigbe & Co, included: N89,500 building levy imposed on new students admitted during the 2014/2015 academic session, duplication of maintenance and medical bills by the PTA and school management, CISCO levies without the services being provided to students, another special levy of N5,000 per term for each student, a mandatory payment of N2,000 extra lesson fee, and another N5,000 per student for Skool Media. Hence my reply. WebIn 2014 89,800 was transferred to Queen Ethelburgas Collegiate, a private boarding school in York. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. The rankings are based on the percentage of A and A* grades achieved by students who took A-levels in 2022. No charges have been brought and Mr Martin has been released on bail while police inquiries continue. WebAs Tony Little, the ex-headmaster of Eton College said, There is more to education than league tables so if you are viewing this table to help you select a school, use additional sources of information (prospectuses, agents, visits, etc.) #TeamQE Education York, United Kingdom linktr.ee/qethelburgas Joined November 2011 90 Following 2,935 Followers Replies Media Queen Ethelburga's 82.5. Yes, the balance to contractors ought to have been paid by her excos like she said. WebBritains Prince Andrew on Feb. 15 settled the sexual abuse lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was trafficked to him by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. Again, while the parents expected to hear what other steps she planned to take towards controlling the epidemic, Amodu announced to the gathering that she had warned students and staff never to call parents when children were sick in the college. They were not and are not. North Yorkshire Police said no charges had been brought. Police said: "A 66-year-old man was arrested on 20 October in Harrogate on suspicion of indecent assault on a child.". No. We are known locally, nationally, and internationally as a group of four schools that promotes the highest The look of love! 'They have had to give evidence in open court about the most vulnerable and traumatic experiences of their lives and re-live the dreadful abuse that was forced upon them many years ago when they were just children. Osuinyi accused the college authorities of hiding the truth from parents even at PTA meetings. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The couple were informed the only paediatric surgeon available had closed for the day and would not be able to return to work that night. Posterity will never be kind to you, whatsoever. We gave those reports to the federal and state governments and they chose not to do anything about it. WebQueen Ethelburgas Collegiate consta de 4 colegios: Chapter House (de 0 a 10), Kings Magna (de 10 a 14), Queen Ethelburgas College (14 +), The Faculty of Queen Ethelburgas (14+) Programas academicos ofertados GCSE, iGCSE, AS Level, A Level, BTEC, GCSE en 1 ao, curso preparatorio al bachillerato, Foundation Courses a partir Founded on October 10, 1927 during the colonial era, Queens College, the oldest girls-only public school in the country owned by thefederal government, was set up to complement Kings College which had been set up eighteen years earlier in 1909 for boys. We are in court lets see the end of this. TheCable investigations revealed that the school authorities in fact disallowed parents from accessing the hostels. She said the allegations were from her detractors. Some parents who were in attendance at the send-forth ceremony and who spoke with TheCable said at no time was a meeting of the PTA held where they unanimously agreed that their hard-earned money, which they had voluntarily contributed to the school for their childrens education and welfare, would be given away to a retiring principal who was going to collect her pension anyway, more so when there were more important things to sort out in the school for their kids. This is really pathetic. Bithias kid sister, Jemimah, who just secured an admission to the Queens College, also informed TheCable that her elder sister wanted to become an astronaut and equally create inventions. EXCLUSIVE Boss of Lib-Dem run South Cambridgeshire council which was first to introduce a four-day week is From being born a man to Queen of the Mountains: Trans cyclist romps to victory in elite women's race - Traumatised mother, 27, was 'treated like a criminal' after being investigated for child abuse over tiny Do not sell or share my personal information. Obviously, there are more blames to be apportioned over the deaths at Queens College beyond the role of the school management led by Amodu or civil servants who dont want to reveal important information to the public. Mann told TheCable Osime and Amodu covered up a lot of messy things going on in the school. Founded in 1927, QC used to be a school to envy. And to make matters worse, she has so far refused to appear before the investigative panel set up by the PTA despite being invited.. Praise got admission to Queens College from Unilag Staff School in 2013 as the only candidate admitted to the 90-year-old institution on merit from Osun, her state of origin. Britain's rock solid support for the Royal Family: With Charles' Coronation just four days way, a major poll LORD ASHCROFT: The monarchy has to change, but the King has time and goodwill on his side. A number of the window panes were broken and mosquito nets torn. WebThe 71-year-old abused boy and girl after grooming them at Queen Ethelburga's Martin owned the school in North Yorkshire and moved it to his country estate He was jailed for Years back, her daughter, just about 13 and going to 14 years at the time, brought home a St. Valentines card which she said Oshifala had given her. Majority of British public think Charles should not apologise for slavery, new poll shows, Even most republicans see no benefit in abolishing the monarchy, new poll reveals. WebCrime Owner of York boarding school Queen Ethelburga's jailed for historical sexual abuse of pupils The owner of a boarding school near York who preyed on vulnerable students The pain is often constant in nature while the entry of bacteria usually leads to the formation of abscess and causes multiple organ failure and death. The conviction of sexually assaulting a boy in the late 2000s followed a retrial of a case that was put before a jury in 2018, when Martin was acquitted. Because they couldnt fathom the fact of Oshifalas exoneration by the government panel on the technical grounds that his accusers failed to come to the public to prove their case, they concluded that the matter was a clear case of cover up by the school management and the ministry, a view widely shared by students and parents we spoke to. Reading those write up, it gives a vivid example of what is happening in sagamu where I have 2 of my girls the only difference is that of fees, though sagamu fee is a bit high when compared to odogbolu but in general, from the sanitary to hostel and general condition of leaving and stud8in that school, is same with QC. Members of the panel included all these in their report. Children died and all she cared about to set straight is her haters and what cable man asked her. She has God to judge her and for posterity to assess her tenure at QC. Although Osime has since retired from public service, her exit from the school was not without some drama and bitter memories. Despite Amodus strident efforts to parry the hard questions being thrown at her, the parents insisted the situation could no longer be treated with kid gloves by the management and called on her to act fast. Is Mrs Ladipo alive now? By the time she arrived, Sussana met the doctors trying to resuscitate her. The investigation took him to three states Lagos, Ogun and Edo as well as the federal capital territory, Abuja. Perhaps the officials at the federal ministry of education had more important matters to attend to than bother themselves with a mere allegation. On February 11, four days before she passed on, the medical team at her schools sickbay had called her parents on phone to inform them their daughter was sick. were present in the water students were drinking in the school. Inasmuch as it is unfair to judge based on hearing from one side, so many misdemeanours can be drawn from your looks, dressing and the effrontery mustered to even talk on this platform. Aside the poor eating and living conditions of students, the dining hall structure and furniture were squalid and decrepit. This is aside the severe overpopulation in the dormitories with up to about 86 students congested in a space not more than 24 by 16 feet. They were all convinced that the girls death could have been prevented. Anne Bronte lived at Thorpe Green as governess to the Robinson family. There was no explanation for the fact that the 13-year-old girl had been stooling and vomiting. WebIn 1991, Queen Ethelburga's School left the Woodard Corporation, became independent, and came to exist in the trust arrangement, renamed Queen Ethelburga's College. Revealed: All 76 bank branches that are shutting its doors this month in blow to the High Street with Serena Williams is pregnant AGAIN! There are no cameras in any area that would be considered inappropriate or intrusive such as boarding houses and none in changing areas or toilets. Queen Ethelburga's College. We leave you all to God, to nemesis and to conscience. They were afraid of being victimised. 'The students who attended the school considered it to be safe and family oriented, and Brian Martin was a key figure at the school. Despite their pleas and appeals, the principal, alongside other members of the school management, did not pay much attention to their apprehensions and complaints. God bless you richly.. Editors Note: In the second part of the CRY FOR JUSTICE series, TheCable unveils Lami Amodu, PhD, the principal of QC at the time of the epidemic. Bithia was already gone. National World Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. She realised about N370 million during her tenure. There are in fact 501 CCTV cameras across the whole 200 acre site, of which 451 are specifically used by the school. 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Your comment..i believed that all the people mentioned in this murdering of our girls children of Oueens were all true ,even before the PTA chairwoman was elected she vow to be better than the men that held the position ,but on getting there she became more like semi god herself N pqc osime,because both of them has the backing of military general behind them as their husband, Im sure they will not go unpunished all of them with their husband, childrens, N family, including properties aquired through falsehood God shall deal with them in Jesus name they shall die a painful death by heavenly storm fire. how much does storm earn on jeremy vine,

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