The primary motivation for parents to send their children to school is to ensure that they have a brighter future. Typically, some parents concentrate all of their efforts on a single child who is gifted and has a promising future.
A tragic incident occurred recently that claimed the life of a teenager who had all the makings of a great future.
After just resuming school activities two days, a school has recorded the death of a JSS 3 student of CAC Grammar School in Akure, the capital of Ondo State. The young student died after returning to school for the second term academic session.
While playing with other children in school, Emmanuel perished after colliding with the bare floor while attempting to jump through the window, according to school sources.
After the incident, children playing with the victim raised the alarm, drawing the attention of the school’ s teachers and principal, who rushed him to the school clinic, but urged that he be taken to the General Hospital following initial care.
On their way to the hospital, while taken to the victim to the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital in Akure, the student was confirmed dead on arrival.
In deep pain, Pastor Joshua Ojo, the deceased’ s father and a shepherd at CAC, Oke- Iyanu, High School area in Akure, described the tragedy as a painful blow of fate on the family, with his friends and schoolmates characterizing him as a brilliant, clever, reserved, and easy- going youngster.
The devastated father stated that he could not ask God why he had to go through this.
Mrs. Oluwapelumi Adetimehin, Principal of CAC Grammar School in Akure, said the school community was heartbroken by the loss, despite the school authorities’ best efforts to save the promising student’ s life.
Meanwhile, Mr. Olufemi Agagu, the State’ s Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, has expressed his condolences to the deceased’ s family.
The police authority, who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Lola Amuda, and other ministry officials, expressed shock at the student’ s death and asked the parents to accept the circumstance as God’ s will at the time, even if it was difficult.