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Mercy Johnson’s daughter Purity, 8, allegedly bullied by teacher in new school

Nollywood actress Mercy Johnson Okojie said she could be insulted, disrespected, disliked, bullied and even hated on, but that transferring such treatment to any of her kids is what she would not accept.

The mother-of-four who is married to Prince Odianosen Okojie alleged on Friday morning that a teacher at her child’s school had been bullying Purity Okojie, 8.

Mercy, 37, said the incident had been going on “constantly for two whole weeks”.

In a post on Instagram, the Nollywood star feared the unnamed teacher could “drive the child to depression”.

She said the matter had been reported to the deputy headteacher as the headteacher was absent, and that they had promised her the situation would be handled “urgently”.

Mercy said she would not stand by and watched Purity being victimised. (C) Instagram.

Referring to the teacher, Mercy said: “She is not her [Purity] class teacher, yet she shows up at her class every day to intimidate her! Uses biros to flick her hair. She tells her to her face that he does not like her mother, tells her that celebrity kids are badly behaved, and she should not bring her ‘aura’, she should stop feeling proud, she should not bring her online drama to school. An 8-year-old!

“Purity that used to love going to school is terrified of going to her new school because of this teacher. Purity would greet her; she would not respond. Purity would report this to me every day, honestly, I thought she might be worrying too much.,” Mercy said.

She said the child was one of the “best-behaved pupils” at her former school Greensprings. Purity’s had to leave the school beacuse of the distance, the actress said.

Recalling the most recent incident of the alleged abuse, Mercy said: “Yesterday [Oct 21] when I came to pick my daughter at school, quietly as I usually do, I see my daughter crying and explaining that she was shoved by her classmate and she pushed right back, this teacher proceeds to discipline her and her only.

“Since I was around, I took the opportunity to meet this teacher politely and I could see she has been waiting to tell me how much she hates me. You know what, instead of explaining, she tells me to my face that she does not care and that she will punish her anytime she likes, Can you imagine that?

“Another teacher came to me later to let me know that everyone knows that the bully teacher had it in for me and that she does not like me at all.”

Mercy said she had reported the incident to the school authorities and would wait to see the end of the matter, adding “enough is enough”.

She said: “Since when is it a crime to be Mercy Johnson-Okojie’s daughter? Before I consider myself a public figure, I am FIRST a WIFE and a MOTHER to my 4 kids, that is my priority in this life, and nobody can make my child feel less than who she is because her mother is a public figure.

“You can say anything about me, you can dislike or even hate me, I will not respond, but DO NOT ATTACK KIDS that did nothing to you and cannot defend themselves. The one thing I teach my kids is DISCIPLINE and RESPECT! I insist on POLITENESS AND KINDNESS from them, but I also teach them to SPEAK OUT especially to me WHEN THEY ARE BADLY TREATED!

“I do not honestly care if someone does not like me, I do not expect everyone to, but to take your hate out on my child? Unacceptable! A teacher at my child’s school has been bullying my daughter constantly for 2 whole weeks. She is not her class teacher, yet she shows up at her class everyday to intimidate her! Uses biros to flick her hair. She tells her to her face that he does not like her mother, tells her that celebrity kids are badly behaved, and she should not bring her ‘aura’, she should stop feeling proud, she should not bring her online drama to school. An 8-year-old! Purity that used to love going to school is terrified of going to her new school because of this teacher. Purity would greet her; she would not respond. Purity would report this to me every day, honestly, I thought she might be worrying too much.

“As parents, it is the most fearful thing to learn that your child is so UNHAPPY AND WORRIED at school because she is being bullied and being made to feel worthless. The constant culprit here is not a pupil but a teacher! Are you trying to drive the child to depression? LET ME STATE IN CASE I WAS NOT CLEAR, I WILL NOT STANDBY AND ALLOW MY 8-YEAR-OLD CHILD TO BE VICTIMIZED.

“Make no mistake, my kids have had a lot of amazing teachers and I’m grateful for that. However, there should be no space for a hate filled teacher whose past time is bullying. Do not come near my child! “

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