Nollywood Actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie has expressed her displeasure over the manner in which a teacher at her daughter’s school is constantly bullying her. Mercy Johnson made this known in a post she shared via Social media handles, she made it clear that the attitude of the teacher is making her 8-year-old daughter, Purity, not feeling excited to go to school, although she has confronted the teacher, but it seems that she is unremorseful of her actions and concluded that the school head teacher promised that she will handle the matter urgently.
Read her post;
“Since when is it a crime to be Mercy Johnson-Okojie’s daughter? Before I consider myself a public figure, I am a first 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 on 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 Biro’s to flick her hair. She tells her to her face that she 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 child! Purity that loves going to school is terrified of going to her new school because of this teacher. Purity would greet her; she would not respond. Purity will report this to me everyday, honestly, I thought she might be worrying too much.
Purity loves school was one of the best-behaved pupils at her former Greensprings, anyone should go and confirm, we recently had to change schools because of the distance! Because of this, my daughter is afraid to go to school everyday!
The last straw was yesterday when I came to pick my daughter at school yesterday, 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, in stead of explaining, she tells it to my face that she does not care and 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.
We reported this incident to the deputy head teacher as the head teacher was absent and they promised me that they would handle the situation urgently. I am waiting for the outcome of this.
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!”