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PTA set to look into Queens College parent-guard row

by Paul Agada

In the wake of a recent spat involving a parent and a security guard of the Queens College, the Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association of the school, Abass Ahmed, has disclosed plans to investigate the incident.

Recall that a video had gone viral on various social media platforms showing the yet-to-be-identified mother holding on to the shirt of one of a security guard of the school, alleging that she was assaulted by the officer.

Commenting, the Chairman of the PTA condemned the action of the pupil’s mother, stressing that there were laid down rules and regulations guiding pupils.

According to him; “I do not subscribe to the whole negative dimension of the social media brouhaha concerning the incident, but the truth remains that every institution has rules and regulations, and in schooling, you are not just acquiring education, your character is also been molded.

“There are things the school laid down as rules and regulations; parents are aware of what those pupils must not do. As a parent, and looking at the picture of the lady, I am ashamed as a parent that a mother could actually leave the house and bring her daughter in that state to drop her off for check in, knowing full well that the school will not condone such.”

He concluded saying; “But the incident could have been better managed by both parties and on our part, we are going to holistically look at what transpired from the perspective of eyewitnesses to correct the action of the parties involved and whatever lessons we are drawing from this one, we will take them back to our parents to let them know how to react in that kind of situation.”



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