Queens’ Convent, a prestigious Girls Secondary School in Anambra State under the Anglican Communion’s Awka Diocese, has issued a response to recent allegations circulating in the media concerning the alleged impregnation of three students by a gateman.
In a press statement released by Comrade Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, the Director of Media, Publicity, and Communications for the Diocese of Awka, the school vehemently refuted the claims as baseless and malicious.
The statement clarified that Queens’ Convent was presently on holiday, with students scheduled to resume next week. The school emphasized that no such incidents had occurred during the last term, debunking the allegations as mere products of imagination by those attempting to tarnish the school’s reputation.
Queens’ Convent highlighted its practice of employing a professional security company, FEDA Securities, which assigns trained personnel to the school. These security personnel have no involvement with the students’ affairs, as they are confined to their duty posts at the gate. Additionally, students are forbidden from approaching the security personnel stationed at the gate.
Principal Mrs. Martha Chioma Ibezim M. Ed, who is also the wife of the Archbishop Province of the Niger and Anglican Bishop of Awka, asserted the falsehood of such allegations and urged journalists to seek all sides of a story before rushing to press. She underlined that character assassination is a punishable offense.
The statement also noted that Queens’ Convent takes pride in its outstanding academic achievements and participation in various competitions. The school’s staff closely monitors students, making it impossible for any misconduct to occur within the premises.
Queens’ Convent further emphasized its impressive record in external examinations, including JAMB, WAEC, and NECO. The students have consistently excelled in various competitions, and the school has received recognition from the Federal Ministry of Education for its commitment to quality education.
The statement concluded by expressing gratitude for the continued spiritual growth of the students and reaffirmed the school’s commitment to maintaining its reputation as a center of excellence.
Queens’ Convent Awka remains steadfast in its trust in God and its dedication to providing quality education for its students. The school is confident that these baseless allegations will not tarnish its long-standing reputation for excellence.