SAD! Nigerian Lady, Ugochi Narrates How Her Daughter Died Due To Negligence By Her School In Abuja

at 01:16 PM, 29/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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A Nigerian lady Ugochi Nnamdi Oluigbo has narrated how her daughter, Kamzie recently died at an Abuja school due to alleged negligence.
Read her story as she posted on Facebook below. “How Louis Ville Girls’ Secondary School , Gwagwalada Abuja Killed My Daughter
Please read and share till Kamzie gets justice.
It all happened at Louis Ville Girls’ Secondary School Gwagwalada, Abuja on 2nd October, 2017. According to eyewitnesses and letters students wrote to console my first daughter who was in the same school, my late daughter was severely sick, she kept crying and feeling home sick but was neglected.
Two teachers were informed that she was sick by her seniors in school but they didn’t inform the school authorities or call us so they didn’t attend to her or take care of her, even the nurse that was on duty once chased her away that she wasn’t sick but was pretending. According to the students, all this happened on 5th and 6th of October. Then she visited again on Saturday 7th and she was given paracetamol and was sent back to the hostel.
On Monday 9th she reported again complaining of headache, they ran a test, and her test result came out negative according to what was reported. What type of test and with what instrument did they use to conduct the medical test? I can’t explain the reason they result came out negative. They gave her antimalarial drug lonart despite the ‘negative’ result and we were still not contacted neither was our consent requested before administering the lonart. I don’t give her lonart and she has never been on admission or taken an infusion since birth. I believe they didn’t monitor her feeding or if she was taking enough water.
On Tuesday 10th Oct at school refectory, her elder sister saw that her eyes couldn’t close, and she asked her why she was crying, no definite response from her sick sister, no care from the school authorities, after their dinning everyone left, and she was alone lying on the table and defecated on herself. According to the nurse, when she was around to see the sick students she asked the security personnel to take her inside the hostel and bath her, it took them 1hour. When she came out, she couldn’t walk anymore, she got to the sick bed assisted by students; the nurse gave her malt, glucose and water and then informed the principal. The nurse and the principal took her to hospital at about 1pm according to the nurse.
I saw missed calls at about 2:31pm and I picked at about 2:34pm on the same Tuesday, a voice spoke that my daughter was on admission and my question was what could have happened that my daughter is on admission? She narrated her story how she defecated on herself and had finished an infusion. The voice said my sick daughter gave them my number which I doubt because my husband number was 1st and mine 2nd in that order in the school data. I asked if my husband can come and take her because they have this bad attitude of keeping sick students without calling their parents and they said yes.
Immediately I called my husband and informed him, he drove off to school. I was not informed that she was at St Mary Catholic hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja. He arrived at the school at about 3.50pm and asked them to direct him to their school clinic to see his daughter only to be told she is in the hospital, then he was taken to the hospital, on arrival he saw the nurse with red eyes and my daughter lying on a stretcher lifeless. She slept in the Lord on her school uniform.
From 3 :50pm as my hubby saw my daughter lie on a stretcher he took his anointing oil from his car and starting pouring on her and praying,till I arrived with my leaders and women of God.We all prayed for over 4hours,i noticed the Rev sisters who were around were not moved by the scene. I didn’t believe what I saw because I know the God I serve,the God of Abraham,and He has declared in our lives there shall be no loss. We prayed till we couldn’t pray, my daughter was gone forever. It was then I got the revelation that my daughter was neglected by the school and mismanage by the hospital they took her to.
Some students of Louis Ville girls’ secondary school gwagwalada also narrated that my daughter’s eyes were already white and not closing as at the time she was carried into the principal’s car to the hospital. Had it been we were informed that she was in the hospital, my husband would have met her alive, his voice would have made a big difference and reawakened her failing spirit, but we her parents were in the dark while my daughter suffered for more than a week having no affection, depressed due to negligence, no food, water, and administering antimalarial drugs on an empty stomach.
What a wicked world. It’s so pathetic to know she was in class on that Tuesday, 10th Oct 2017. It’s so hurtful because her elder sister told me on that Monday after she took the antimalarial drug, that she couldn’t continue in class and she went to hostel all alone, my questions are; where was her class teacher? What about her house mother? Who opened the hostel for her? Was she alone till other students returned? Did she eat that day before taking the antimalarial drugs? What about the refectory prefect? Didn’t she notice someone was not eating her food on the table? Why didn’t they call me all these while or even on Monday 9th October 2017 before she passed on 10th October? Didn’t the school authorities know that they needed to consult with her parents before administering any medication? Or were they still thinking that she was pretending all these while were as my daughter’s condition was deteriorating. So many questions begging for answers.
The hospital report showed that she gave up the ghost at 3:30pm. The time they brought her to hospital was not mentioned. What a wicked world with incompetent and wicked Rev. Sisters. The autopsy report shows that she had cerebral malaria and edema as a result of delayed treatment, dehydration, and no food found in her stomach.
I can’t turn back the hands of time, neither can I bring back my daughter back to life, but the only one thing I can do is to seek justice for her and to stop such carelessness from ever happening to other students at Louis Ville girls’ secondary school Gwagwalada, Abuja or any of the Catholic boarding schools / boarding schools in Nigeria. Her older sister has been withdrawn from the school to save her the trauma.
It was her first term in secondary school. She left home for the first time and never returned to us. She was a very smart girl, committed to God and the church. Her dream was to be a Lawyer. Kamzie was 9 years and 10 months old.
Help us get justice.
[email protected] , [email protected]
Mr and Mrs Ikpeatusim
#justiceforkamzie
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#Justice
#Louis
#Ville
#Gwagwalada
#Abuja
#Kamzie”





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cypanyahucha at 01:37 PM, 29/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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That's very sad. The parents ought to have been called once a student has not eaten for a day. Even if it's home sickness, that needed to be addressed irrespective of strict rules of the school. Well this information is coming from one end. Let's wait and see the response from the other before we react but in all these, the parents ought to have been in the know anyway!
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ruthie at 03:54 PM, 29/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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sorry
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gogoman at 05:48 PM, 29/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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SUE THEM
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tyomon at 07:29 PM, 29/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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Is now a common trend in Nigeria to keep young vulnerable kids in boarding house. what is wrong in attending school from home.  The parents are part of the problem. Now a beautiful innocent child had to pay with her life. i can never put my kids in a boarding house.  RUBBISH, PATHETIC , CRAZY, WICKED AND HEARTLESS PEOPLE are all over Nigeria . 
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blowout at 08:37 PM, 29/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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poor mother. but a child that is less than 10yrs is too young to be in a boarding house
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Moriseye at 11:40 PM, 29/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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OJEIFO SEM: RE: JUSTICE FOR KAMZIE- THE LOUISVILLE GIRLS' SECONDARY SCHOOL EVENTS
Jane Ohaji-Akwani.

My name is Mrs Jane Ebere Akwani. I'm a long standing parent with LGSS Gwagwalada Abuja. I have 2 daughters currently in the school. I solemnly declare that the school has neither engaged nor prompted me to write  a rebuttal on their behalf about the loss of a child in the school. I'm doing this as a concerned parent who has had 3 children in the said school for as many as 8 years.

First I must express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the parents of little Kamzie who unfortunately passed away in school a few weeks ago. I am a mother and I wouldn't wish this sort of pain on even my enemies. I understand her pain and grief and do share in it.

However, while her pain is still raw and open, one must not lose sight of the negative campaign against a school which I will vouch for in any circumstance.

Louisville Girls' Secondary School is run by the Sisters of St. Louis whose vocation is education. They are spread far and wide in Nigeria and have an enviable track record which is evident in their products. LGSS Gwagwalada is not exempt. They are not careless and will not compromise or put into jeopardy the lives of the children entrusted in their care.

On the day the little child died, I happened to be in a meeting with the Principal on a totally unrelated issue. I witnessed the nurse come to complain to her about a child who wasn't responding to treatment. Please note that the school has a standard sick bay with qualified resident nurses. They also have a standing arrangement with St Mary's hospital Gwagwala for more intensive cases. On more than one occasion, my children have come home on holidays to tell me they were admitted at the said hospital without notice to us their parents. Is that the right thing to do? Maybe, maybe not. But I know that if the school authorities cannot make on the spot decisions about the children, they may well close shop. Calling a parent each time a child presents with a symptom simply shows them off as incompetent and of course parents will abuse the sanity out of such a scenario.

Before we crucify and villify the school, we must ask ourselves these questions:

1. Was the child adequately treated before her death?
2: Will the authorities jeopardise the life of their ward?
3: How many children have been lost to negligence in their 11 years of operation?
4: If it had been such an awful school, why was the late child brought to the school alongside her older sister?
4: Had there been any prior complaints by the older sister about healthcare in the school? Had she never been ill in her 3 year stay in the school?

Every year on initial resumption, each child is expected to resume with specific medical test results. The parents also fill medical forms specifying disabilities or verified allergies to enable the school care for them adequately. Does this sound like a careless school? I don't know if this piece of information is salient, but this was a 9yr old child sent off to boarding school. The Federal Government has a reason for pegging JS1 admission at 11. Could this age have been a contributory factor? The school is to be blamed for this. The LGSS I know will not admit a child less than 10 by September of the new school year. Why did they this time?

Sr Gertrude (the Principal) initially rejected the 9year old but the father and the older sister came to plead on her behalf and she was admitted based on the fact that she already had an older sibling in the school. (This is standard practice everywhere- siblings often create a soft landing for admission in most schools worldwide)

Louisville has a health protocol, they take the girls for the purpose of building strong, disciplined and resourceful young ladies and this includes minimum interference from outside. When the Sisters of St Louis adopt your children, they take full responsibility for the time they are in their charge and only reach out to parents when it is absolutely necessary. This also extends to health matters.

I was there when the Principal drove the child to the hospital by herself when they couldn't get hold of the driver immediately. Sadly the child passed on in the hospital. I understand the mother's pain but I do not accept this narrative which may have been inadvertently distorted by grief.

I don't think the school is culpable. I don't think they were negligent. I think it's an unfortunate turn of events and must be borne with equanimity and divine succour.

I am a parent at Louisville and I stand with the school.

Kindly share if you are touched to
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paulsmit at 10:01 AM, 30/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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My question is why didn't the older sister call home and talk to parents that her sister is really sick.  Why did you have to wait for only the school to call. Normally, when siblings noticed that her own sister or brother is in distress, the first they do is to call their parents right away that my brother or sister is sick mama.  This story doesn't add up. However, sorry for the loss.

As a medical professional, praying without proper treatment or when the person has already expired is like nonsense.  You can believe to whatever, God you might think, but that wouldn't help you if you failed to take proper care.  People are just naive and believe on all these nonsense churches and pastors everywhere are telling them about whoever they think is God.  All you need is take good care of your body, eat well, exercise properly, and take preventive medical care before it is too late.  there is noting like oh, God help me if you failed to take proper medical care. You can pray for 360 days, but when someone is expired, the person is really expired.
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tyomon at 10:28 AM, 30/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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Now that you are a witness as you have  just Narrated  and hell bent on defending this so call school, could you please answer the following questions.
1. For how long was the child sick before she finally died helpless?
2. Since you were with the principal on that day, at what condition was the child taken to hospital
3. Does the school knows the child medical history ?
4. Did the child see a medical doctor prior to the time she was rush to the hospital?
5. If it was one of your child could you have ignore the school for not calling the parents on time?
6. Does the school have a medical practitioner, if yes - doctor or nurses?
Your response to this questions is vital to your reputation as a parent.
Reply
tyomon at 10:31 AM, 30/11/2017 (1 year ago)
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Quote from: Moriseye on 11:40 PM, 29/11/2017
OJEIFO SEM: RE: JUSTICE FOR KAMZIE- THE LOUISVILLE GIRLS' SECONDARY SCHOOL EVENTS
Jane Ohaji-Akwani.

My name is Mrs Jane Ebere Akwani. I'm a long standing parent with LGSS Gwagwalada Abuja. I have 2 daughters currently in the school. I solemnly declare that the school has neither engaged nor prompted me to write  a rebuttal on their behalf about the loss of a child in the school. I'm doing this as a concerned parent who has had 3 children in the said school for as many as 8 years.

First I must express my deepest sympathy and condolences to the parents of little Kamzie who unfortunately passed away in school a few weeks ago. I am a mother and I wouldn't wish this sort of pain on even my enemies. I understand her pain and grief and do share in it.

However, while her pain is still raw and open, one must not lose sight of the negative campaign against a school which I will vouch for in any circumstance.

Louisville Girls' Secondary School is run by the Sisters of St. Louis whose vocation is education. They are spread far and wide in Nigeria and have an enviable track record which is evident in their products. LGSS Gwagwalada is not exempt. They are not careless and will not compromise or put into jeopardy the lives of the children entrusted in their care.

On the day the little child died, I happened to be in a meeting with the Principal on a totally unrelated issue. I witnessed the nurse come to complain to her about a child who wasn't responding to treatment. Please note that the school has a standard sick bay with qualified resident nurses. They also have a standing arrangement with St Mary's hospital Gwagwala for more intensive cases. On more than one occasion, my children have come home on holidays to tell me they were admitted at the said hospital without notice to us their parents. Is that the right thing to do? Maybe, maybe not. But I know that if the school authorities cannot make on the spot decisions about the children, they may well close shop. Calling a parent each time a child presents with a symptom simply shows them off as incompetent and of course parents will abuse the sanity out of such a scenario.

Before we crucify and villify the school, we must ask ourselves these questions:

1. Was the child adequately treated before her death?
2: Will the authorities jeopardise the life of their ward?
3: How many children have been lost to negligence in their 11 years of operation?
4: If it had been such an awful school, why was the late child brought to the school alongside her older sister?
4: Had there been any prior complaints by the older sister about healthcare in the school? Had she never been ill in her 3 year stay in the school?

Every year on initial resumption, each child is expected to resume with specific medical test results. The parents also fill medical forms specifying disabilities or verified allergies to enable the school care for them adequately. Does this sound like a careless school? I don't know if this piece of information is salient, but this was a 9yr old child sent off to boarding school. The Federal Government has a reason for pegging JS1 admission at 11. Could this age have been a contributory factor? The school is to be blamed for this. The LGSS I know will not admit a child less than 10 by September of the new school year. Why did they this time?

Sr Gertrude (the Principal) initially rejected the 9year old but the father and the older sister came to plead on her behalf and she was admitted based on the fact that she already had an older sibling in the school. (This is standard practice everywhere- siblings often create a soft landing for admission in most schools worldwide)

Louisville has a health protocol, they take the girls for the purpose of building strong, disciplined and resourceful young ladies and this includes minimum interference from outside. When the Sisters of St Louis adopt your children, they take full responsibility for the time they are in their charge and only reach out to parents when it is absolutely necessary. This also extends to health matters.

I was there when the Principal drove the child to the hospital by herself when they couldn't get hold of the driver immediately. Sadly the child passed on in the hospital. I understand the mother's pain but I do not accept this narrative which may have been inadvertently distorted by grief.

I don't think the school is culpable. I don't think they were negligent. I think it's an unfortunate turn of events and must be borne with equanimity and divine succour.

I am a parent at Louisville and I stand with the school.

Kindly share if you are touched to



Now that you are a witness as you have  just Narrated  and hell bent on defending this so call school, could you please answer the following questions.
1. For how long was the child sick before she finally died helpless?
2. Since you were with the principal on that day, at what condition was the child taken to hospital
3. Does the school knows the child medical history ?
4. Did the child see a medical doctor prior to the time she was rush to the hospital?
5. If it was one of your child could you have ignore the school for not calling the parents on time?
6. Does the school have a medical practitioner, if yes - doctor or nurses?
Your response to this questions is vital to your reputation as a parent
Reply

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