Unity school allegedly starves students for non-payment of insurance levy
A parent has accused the Federal Government College, Okigwe, of starving some of the students of food since January 6, 2018 for failing to pay N5,000 insurance levy.
A parent of two of the affected student, Martins Nwokedi, stated this while addressing journalists in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, adding that the action of the college was both illegal and inhuman, Punch reports.
JUICYLINKS gathered that Nwokedi said that his children were not indebted to the college of any fees, saying that they had paid all the statutory levies.
The school was also accused of withholding their promotional examination results for last academic year.
He said that the National Parents And Teachers Association of Federal Unity Secondary Schools has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over it.
The petition which was written by Nwokedi’s counsel, Chibuike Nwokeukwu, read in part, “In Re: Illegal and unauthorized imposition of insurance levy on students of the 104 Unity Schools in Nigeria, an act likely to cause a breach of the peace and break down of law and order.
“As a parent, I am deeply concerned about the condition of the students, who by no fault of theirs have been made to go through such agonizing experience.”
He said that every effort and appeal to the principal and the vice principal had proved abortive.