Recall that ThankGod Emumirigwe, a student of Government Technical College, Ogor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State drowned while bathing in the borrow pit located inside the school premises. After he drowned, the police arrested the school principal for negligence which contributed to the death of the student.
In this article, we shall take a closer look at some of the things that the arrested school principal should have done to help save the life of the ThankGod Emumirigwe.
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1. The school principal should have rushed the boy to the nearest hospital as quickly as possible:
One of the reasons why the school principal was arrested by the police was because he failed to act as quickly as possible when the students of the school came to him to report the incident. According to reports, when the students of the school saw that ThankGod was drowning, they brought him out of the borrow and reported the incident to the school principal but instead of acting fast, the school principal told the students to report the matter to the labour master. The students went to the labour master but he was not around.
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ThankGod Emumirigwe later died and the students felt that the school principal was slow to attend to the pressing issue. The truth of the matter is that the school principal should have acted immediately after the incident was reported to him. Instead of telling the students to report the incident to the school's labour master, the school principal should have arranged for a means of transportation and taken the student to the nearest hospital as soon as possible.
2. The principal should have believed the students when the incident was reported to him:
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According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the school principal did not believe the students when they reported to him that a boy was drowning. The principal allegedly started videoing the students as he thought that they were only pretending. Nobody knows why the principal would have thought that the students were pretending with such a serious issue. However, the right thing that should have been done is for the principal to believe the students and act as quickly as possible instead of videoing them or telling them to report the incident to the labour master.
Had it been that the principal acted as quickly as he should have acted, the deceased should have had a better chance of surviving because he would have arrived at the hospital on time. It is quite unfortunate that things turned out the way they did. However, other school principals should learn from this sad incident so that lives won't be lost because of avoidable negligence.
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