A cloud of apprehension looms over Queen’s Convent School in Awka, Anambra State, as disturbing reports emerge of a security officer, whose identity remains undisclosed, allegedly impregnating at least three students within the institution. The accused security guard, a man in his early 30s hailing from Akwa Ibom State, began his employment at the school just a few months ago.
The affected students are reported to be in their SSS 2 (Senior Secondary School 2) year, adding a deeply troubling dimension to the situation. As of the time of this report, no official statement or decision has been issued by the school authorities regarding this shocking development.
Queen’s Convent School, an institution under the Anglican Diocese of Awka, is now grappling with the fallout from these allegations. A school teacher, speaking on condition of anonymity, disclosed that one of the pregnant students had even attempted suicide by trying to jump from a hostel staircase but was fortunately rescued by fellow students and staff members.
The teacher further revealed that students had previously raised concerns with the school authorities about the security guard’s behavior, but their pleas seemingly fell on deaf ears. The security guard’s unconventional appearance, including the use of earrings and tattoos, was cited as part of his deceptive tactics.
In a surprising twist, the decision to employ relatively young male security personnel in an all-female school was a collective one by the school authorities. This decision has stirred controversy among both staff and students. Some parents, speaking anonymously to the media, have threatened to withdraw their children from the school, expressing disappointment in the perceived decline of values in missionary schools.
The Punch reports that efforts to obtain a reaction from the school administration have so far proved unsuccessful, as the school’s information officer was reportedly unavailable at the time of contact. Despite reaching out through the school’s dedicated contact telephone lines, no official response has been received at the time of filing this report. The situation remains fluid as the community awaits further developments in this distressing case.