Govt Reacts As Students Hire Hoodlums To Beat Teachers In Ogun

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  • Government has reacted as students hired hoodlums to beat teachers in Ogun State.


EKOHOTBLOG reports that the Ogun State Government has threatened to expel unruly students following serial attacks and beating of Secondary School teachers by their students in some part of the state.

It was gathered that the students reportedly hired some hoodlums who attacked the Community High School, Ijoun in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, beat up the teachers and chased them away on Monday.

It was further learnt that two teachers sustained injuries during the attacks.

The incident, this online news platform reports, occurred one week after students of Unity High School, Kajola, Ibooro in the same local government, reportedly hired thugs to also beat up their teachers.

Also on Tuesday, another teacher of Itori Comprehensive High School in Ewekoro, was beaten to stupor by students.

The mathematics teacher, simply identified as Owolabi, was reportedly beaten by one of his students for asking him to stop beating a girl while he was teaching a class.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday when the student, a Senior Secondary School 3 strolled into the class and descended on a girl who was in the class.

An eyewitness disclosed that the victim was teaching SS1 students of the school when suddenly the male student rudely entered the class and started beating a girl mercilessly .

“The teacher told the boy to desist from beating the girl then, the boy descended heavily on the innocent teacher beating him mercilessly with heavy blows,” the source disclosed.

However, the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Abayomi Arigbabu, while speaking on the serial attacks in Abeokuta on Wednesday noted that erring students would be expelled and prosecuted along with their accomplices.

The commissioner, who stated that the state government would continue to frown at such acts of indiscipline, revealed that those that were caught previously have been arrested and charged to court accordingly.

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He added that his ministry would collaborate with law enforcement agencies such as the Police, Nigeria Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), So-Safe Corps and others to ensure that normalcy is restored in schools.

Govt Reacts As Students Hire Hoodlums To Beat Teachers In Ogun

Arigbabu said, “The Governor is really worried about the unruly trend of hoodlums coming into our schools to beat up our teachers, and he has frowned at such act of indiscipline, therefore any students caught in this act would be made to face the full wrath of the law alongside their accomplices.

“Ogun state is known for being home of respectable and responsible citizens and we will not allow any act that would tarnish our image.”


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