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Lead British International School takes steps against bullying

Govt orders investigation into LBIS bullying

In the wake of the recent incident of bullying that rocked the education community, the Lead British International School, Abuja has announced it is raising awareness about intimidation and its consequences among students and staff.

Abraham Ogunkanmbi, the head of LBIS disclosed that the school is deeply concerned about the recent incident of bullying that has come to light and wants to assure all the school community and the public, that the institution is taking the matter very seriously.

“In line with our commitment to preventing bullying and ensuring a safe school environment, we will be reviewing and updating our extant anti-bullying policies and procedures to determine areas requiring improvement, with a focus on prevention and early intervention.

LBIS will also be implementing educational programmes and workshops for students, staff, and parents to raise awareness about bullying and its consequences,” he said.

Ogunkanmbi assured that the school is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all its students.

Hence, according to him, upon learning of the incident, the management initiated the process of reaching out to the victim and family to provide support, including access to counselling services to help them cope with the emotional and psychological impact of the incident.

Besides, he said that the school will be working with the perpetrators and their families, offering counselling and disciplinary measures to address their behaviour which has no place in society.

“We have also immediately initiated an investigation, appointing a dedicated team to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter.

“The team has been gathering information, including reviewing video footage and interviewing witnesses, to understand the full scope of the incident and identify the immediate and remote causes,” Ogunkanmbi said.

Implementation of educational programmes, workshops for students, others.

Speaking on the vision and goal of the institution, he said Lead British International School Abuja was established in 2007, and that it is a renowned education brand with a proud history of producing thousands of alumni who continue to make it proud through their accomplishments around the world.

“These achievements testify to the sound academic and moral grounding they received during their formative years in the school.

“We want to reassure our school community and the public that we are taking all necessary steps to address this isolated incident and prevent a recurrence.

We are committed to fostering a culture of kindness, respect, and empathy at LBIS Abuja, where every student feels safe, valued, and respected,” he noted.

“We also urge anyone with information about this incident or any other incidents of bullying to come forward and report them to the school administration by contacting the undersigned via the phone number and email provided.

“We are here to listen, support, and take action to ensure the well-being of all our students LBIS appeals to members of the public, especially citizen journalists on social media, to refrain from further circulating the horrendous video of the incident, to protect the minors involved and their families,” he added.

Ogunkanmbi also appreciated the school community and all stakeholders for their support and understanding as the school management worked together to address the incident and uphold its commitment to providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all.