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Secondary School Students in Oyo Set Classrooms on Fire over Mass Failure



Oyo Secondary School FireStudents of Isale Community High School Oyo state, on Wednesday set some blocks of classrooms ablaze over mass failure in their examinations.

A new policy of the Oyo state government said that students must score 50% and above in Mathematics and English Language in order to be promoted to the next class.

The students’ protests began on Monday with students of Anglican Secondary School attacking their teachers and destroying billboards with pictures of Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

According to PREMIUM TIMES, some teachers said that some students have also threatened to destroy public property in their schools.

Commissioner for Education, Adeniyi Olowofela, declined comment on this report, saying he was not comfortable with a telephone interview.


  1. BA

    October 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Wow! Children are rioting and burning buildings now???

  2. zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    October 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Just wonder what our education system is becoming, during my time in school the thought of doing such would not even cross your mind. Many corporal punishment and a little flogging should be brought back

  3. Someone Naughty

    October 28, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Wow, I’m weak. Rather, than these students challenging themselves to do better, they decide to burn down their institutions?! What is really going on? I have so many questions I’m not even sure where to begin.

  4. Marian

    October 28, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    There is a yoruba adage that says omo ti a ba ko lo ma gbe ile ta ko ta. The child you don’t train/build up will end up selling the house you build.

    A lot of the public schools in naija are just not up to par. You have teachers skipping classes, classrooms with poor infrastructures. No lab to write home about and they expect the students to thrive. Sure there are some exceptional students who will make it anyways but awon average and below average nko? Some of the teachers sef are not up to par and have no background in education.

    • nnenne

      October 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

      My cousin’s teacher , a woman , comes to school whenever she pleases and leaves early sometimes . It takes up to a week for classes to begin in earnest when school resumes after vacation. Teacher absenteeism without a substitute. Teachers not prepared for classes , no lesson notes Some of them have other businesses and / or are housewives because husbands do not help around the house and there are no househelps to assist.

      Some students are not serious too
      So much distraction . They don’t have the patience to work before pleasures.

      Poor infrastructure, salaries not paid consistently and on time .


  5. Queen Of Sheba

    October 28, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Meanwhile somewhere elsewhere, some kids are inventing, studying & making plans to secure their tomorrow…?

  6. yemite

    October 29, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Stupid government!!! When you don’t have better plan into educational system, sending your own children to abroad to studied how can we have better student. Imagine secondary school student hhhhaaabbbaaa. Nigeria is finished May ALLAH restructure it for the betterment of new generation. Because old generation are the causes of what we, present generation are suffering for..when they suppose call on ALLAH for help during election of 190’s they are wearing white cloth for TREE worship a Tree. Now we are facing the penalty. Until will start calling upon God and ask for 4giveness of what’s our past generation as caused on us.

  7. arin

    October 30, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Ah!this is what we have become…and they are suppose to be the leaders of tomorrow….tomorrow…

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