Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that the late principal of Bethlehem Girls College, Reverend Sister Henrietta Alokha, deserves a posthumous national award for the heroic act of sacrificing her life for children under her care.
Sister Alokha died trying to rescue the boarding pupils whose school was among several buildings affected by the explosion on Sunday.
Nineteen other people also died in the explosion.
In a statement on Tuesday by the ministry’s Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Ben Goong, the minister commiserated with families and friends of the victims.
He said Alokha’s supreme sacrifice must not be allowed to go in vain.
“I understand from media reports that the Vice Principal may have escaped the inferno if she had chosen to run away, rather, she chose to risk her life trying to evacuate her students, thereby dying in the process,” Adamu said.
He also prayed that God would grant the soul of the departed rest and comfort their families.