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Family, Brickhall School To set up Foundation in honour of late Abuja pupil

The Brickhall School Abuja and the family of Miguel Ovoke, the deceased four-year-old pupil, have revealed their intention to establish an educational foundation that would offer scholarships for students.

Ovoke family and Brickhall disclosed this in a joint press release on Friday, saying the development to start the scholarship foundation was for the memory of the boy, who died on the account of aspiration of meat while eating the school.

Daily Trust recalls that the school management closed for one week to honour the memory of Miguel Ovoke, as it expressed heartfelt condolences.

In the new development contained in a statement, the Ovoke family urged the public to respect their privacy, adding that protests should not be entertained henceforth.

Brickhall School also reaffirmed that provision of an excellent and child-friendly learning atmosphere for all their students would be their priority.

“The Ovoke family, management, staff and students of Brickhall School have been thrown into mourning by the tragic passing of our dearly beloved Miguel Ovoke, who until his demise was a pupil at Brickhall school, Abuja,” the statement read.

“Indeed, no amount of tears can erase the pain of the loss, and we count this unfortunate situation an Act of God. We are consoled by our knowledge of the fact that it is the Almighty that gives, and he alone can take, for we as mortals are not in a position to question the wisdom of the Almighty.

“To preserve the memory of our son, Miguel Ovoke, the family will set up an educational foundation that will provide scholarship for indigent students in honour of Miguel.

“Brickhall School has decided to immortalize Miguel Ovoke by naming the early years Resource Room at Brickhall School in the memory of Miguel Ovoke. Brickhall School will support the Miguel Ovoke foundation by granting scholarships to selected under-privileged children, in memory of Miguel Ovoke.

“Brickhall School reaffirms their commitment to providing an excellent and child friendly learning environment for all of their students, and the Ovoke family acknowledges the positive steps taken by Brickhall school to address this regrettable incident.

“The Ovoke family wishes to inform the public that the privacy of the family be respected as they continue to grieve and heal and there should be no further protests or grievances against Brickhall School.

“We thank the Police, the Ministry of Education and the general public for the support through these difficult times. God bless you all.”

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