Tuesday, 27 September 2011

To sue or not to sue the school?

My anger is beclouding my sense of reasoning.  I mean, who wont boil over and explode if they where to be in Laura's shoes.

The holidays are over and most schools have resumed. A lot of kids are excited going into a new class, other new school. The story is different for Laura, my girlfriend. Its been awhile since heard from Laura. She had travelled with the kids for the holiday. I was surprised when she called me on Friday and said I should come over. She sounded very worried. I suspected the cause but didn't want to panic.

Laura's children attend a very popular school in Yaba, Lagos. Sometime last term, her son's class teacher flogged him for an offence he allegedly committed and the cane got into his left eye.  Now the boy is almost blind in the left eye,( the eye has been operated upon, but the the eye is deteriorating, the parents have been advice to take the boy to India for further treatment, so he wont lose sight in the eye completely)

The cost of treatment is getting too much for this couple, what should they do ?  Should they sue the school?  Although, the school did part with some money for the initial treatment but that didnt do much. Laura is very worried for her son's sight and general health and she wants my candid advice, what do I tell her without being biased?

Pls your candid advice is needed?

4 comments:

@ilola said...

Aww, this is so sad. As for me, I don't think she should sue cos justice in Nigeria is too slow. By the time she gets what she wants, it might be too late. I think she should reach an agreement with the school and get them to pay a very large percentage of the medical bills

HoneyDame said...

Yes, I think she should sue the school. T'a ba ran eni ni ise eru, a fi t'omo je! When you send a person on a errand meant for a slave, he should deliver like a child. The teachers should know better..the same parent that said "beat my child very well" will be the ones to come back and ask "why did you hit my child like this". Everything should be done in moderation
This is a very extreme case. She really should sue. What offense could the child have committed?

HoneyDame said...

Yes, I think she should sue the school. T'a ba ran eni ni ise eru, a fi
t'omo je! When you send a person on a errand meant for a slave, he should
deliver like a child. The teachers should know better..the same parent that
said "beat my child very well" will be the ones to come back and ask "why
did you hit my child like this". Everything should be done in moderation
This is a very extreme case. She really should sue. What offense could the
child have committed?

Singlenaijamum said...

@ilola, your advice was almost same as mine. I did so because the husband is a minister of God and didnt see any need to push further with the issue.

Painful. The boy is having serious challenges with the eye as we speak.