Posted in Advocacy, Parenting

Is this child abuse or what? I need Grace to handle this

I came back home to this. Gaby (9 years old grade 5), says his teacher chose two of them to set example on. They were playing after tests and the teacher was angry.

Tomorrow is PTA for the secondary section, his brothers are there so I will be attending. I am thinking about how best to handle this.

The teacher used a gaz pipe. Out there you guys may not have gaz pipes but they are tiny pipes linking the gaz plate to the gaz bottle.

I got numb, and then cried, and then reached out to my sisterhood.

Thanks for your advice everyone



Marie Abanga aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

24 thoughts on “Is this child abuse or what? I need Grace to handle this

  1. Oh my God! What is this!!!!! I’m so furious seeing these pictures. How dare someone do this to another’s child!!!! In the name of “teacher”! This is abuse. I’ve always hated the fact that teachers are given this much authority over children in schools. When I was in primary I was always left so scarred when the teacher had to beat us for silly little things. I mean these scars will last for sometime on his skin. That teacher should be sacked! I can’t believe how someone can just be hitting a child till wounds form. That’s wickedness. Please I’m so sorry Aunty Marie. This should not be happening!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you darling. And to say because they were playing after finishing their exams like what do you expect of 9 years old? I am not bent on getting him sacked but on getting a formal apology from him to my son and his class and myself. But he prefers being sacked so be it. The teacher obviously was taking out his frustration at 2 scapegoats. And am not the only parent oh

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thanks Joan, sincere or not that teacher will give one and will do so in class so as to be an example for his colleagues. I have already written the complaint, attached the evidence and copied all relevant. We meet at 12noon with the Dean of Studies and if he flinches, that includes reimbursement of the 3000frs I spent to get the hand examined and cleaned plus get eferalgan for fever, I move up. They know in those schools by now. Borrowing some words from a blogger friend’s tagline says: “He messed with the wrong child”. Have blessed week darling

        Liked by 1 person

      2. He definitely messed with the wrong child and Mum! That’s right. It should serve as an example for the other teachers. And parents as well. Some parents don’t really follow up until an apology is granted. Hopefully other parents will be quick to seek fairness for their children, after learning from your experience. I’m waiting for the updates ooo. Hugs to your son 🤗😊🙌🏾.

        Liked by 1 person

      3. So glad to read a befitting conclusion to everything that happened. Many lessons I’ve learnt from this whole incidence. And I pray complete recovery for your son 🙂


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s