The management of Tansi International College, Awka, says it has commenced post-trauma counseling sessions for its students following the recent death of three students in a lightning strike in the school.
Rev. Fr. Fidelis Izuako, Principal of the college, made the disclosure on Wednesday, when he received the leadership of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Anambra Chapter, which paid a condolence visit to the school.
Izuako said that the lightning strike accident left an indelible scar in the life of the school.
“We are having general post-trauma counseling for the students because immediately that incident happened, they became afraid, especially the classmates of the victims.
“They are afraid to sleep in their bunks and they are living in clusters because the trauma was much on them.
“But we have psychologists who have been coming to talk with them and helping them to overcome the shock and their fears,” he said.
Izuako said the six students who survived the strike had fully recovered and are currently with their parents to enable them regain full confidence and become completely reintegrated.
According to him, the six students will undergo personal counselling when they return to school.
He lauded Nigerians, especially the body of sports writers, for their solidarity with the school.
In his remarks, Chimezie Anaso, Chairman of Anambra SWAN, who led the delegation, condoled with the school management and parents of the deceased.
Anaso lauded the college for its commitment and contributions to sports development, not only in Anambra, but the country at large.
“We urge the college not to allow the unfortunate incident discourage them from engaging in sports activities or cause students to withdraw from developing their psychomotor domains,” Anaso said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that lightning struck the school’s football pitch on Nov. 4, while students were playing in the rain, hitting nine of them and leaving three dead. (NAN). READ ALSO:
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