Chrisland Schools blamed over 10-year-old student’s rape

Chrisland Schools have attracted social media opprobrium for suspending a 10-year-old rape victim from the school while protecting the identity of her rapist.

According to the school, the unnamed victim had taken part in a truth-or-dare game in Dubai.

The incident happened during the school’s participation in the World School Games, held between March 10 and 13, 2022.

The school authorities, in the suspension letter, accused the minor-victim of getting involved in “improper behaviour” while calling her a “major participant”.

“In line with our core values centred on discipline, Chrisland Schools have zero tolerance for any improper behaviour and misconduct,” the school said in a letter signed by its principal Georgia Azike.

The school said it also suspended other schoolmates for taking part in the game.

“Consequently, [name redacted) is hereby placed on indefinite suspension until you as the parents ensure that she is punished, adequately counselled and rehabilitated,” the school said.

The victim’s father accused the school of initially keeping the incident a secret.

Meanwhile, the Mirable Centre, a sexual assault referral center, located in Lagos, has condemned the action of the school authorities.

The centre, in series of tweets, said: “We have always advocated for a child centred approach in curbing child sexual abuse.

“Where there has been abuse of a child under your care, your first action should be to protect the child and once again, Christland school has failed to do this.

“Rape is a crime, and covering up for an abuser is also a crime as recognised by the VAPP act.

“We call on the authorities to thoroughly investigate this case and see to it that the perpetrators are prosecuted.”

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