SHOCKING! We Live With Snakes In Our Schools – Primary School Pupils In Ogun

Date: 25-05-2013 5:43 pm (7 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 25 May 2013

Few days before the Children’s Day  – the only day particularly set aside to honour children and lay emphasis on their education – Saturday PUNCH set out to seek the experiences of pupils in some schools in some rural areas. Of course, school children in rural areas usually have experiences that are different from their urban counterparts.



The pupils sat haphazardly, each perching where he or she could get a space. Those who could not find a space on benches with their little friends, took up vantage positions on the bare floor as they sang, “A for Apple, B for Ball…”

Then our correspondent learnt about a scary issue -snakes big and small, sometimes drop from the leaking roof, which has no ceiling.

Our correspondent asked a pupil in one of the higher classes about the snakes.

The boy said in Yoruba, “We kill many snakes here all the time. Snakes are normal here. We see them regularly in our classrooms.”

Our correspondent stepped outside the classroom for a moment and observed that truly, the classrooms were tempting abodes for the snakes, which may need a warm place.

The thick and high bush surrounding the classrooms are barely three feet away, an easy reach for any snake that needs a warm bed.

Saturday PUNCH learnt that the head teacher’s office was particularly a tempting abode for some of the snakes, making the poor woman to abandon the office altogether.

“She has stopped staying in the office because of snakes. She sits in the classrooms when she needs to work. Even if the headmistress has a document she needs to take in the office, she is always careful to check the door posts and corners of the office first before she enters, in case snakes are hiding there,” our correspondent was told.

“Bring your cutlasses tomorrow. We need to do some work on this bush,” one of the teachers announced to the pupils of the higher classes.

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Posted: at 25-05-2013 05:43 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- Okunbobade at 25-05-2013 07:38 PM (7 years ago)
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Condition of Nigerian primary Education....
Posted: at 25-05-2013 07:38 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- ajanni at 25-05-2013 08:21 PM (7 years ago)
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most of those useless ugly and donkey heads at national assembly and state houses were from the rural area , the moments they get to the top, they will forget their originality . shame
Posted: at 25-05-2013 08:21 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- deboalabi262 at 25-05-2013 08:25 PM (7 years ago)
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So Ogun State Governor is busy embezzling money without caring for the citizen's welfare and proper education in a befitting environment, uhhhhhh. Huh? Huh? Huh?.

Posted: at 25-05-2013 08:25 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- HOPEA23 at 25-05-2013 08:43 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked and Una still dey attend that school...OMG

Posted: at 25-05-2013 08:43 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- princess2639 at 25-05-2013 08:51 PM (7 years ago)
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This isn't good at all.
Posted: at 25-05-2013 08:51 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 25-05-2013 08:57 PM (7 years ago)
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i sawwwwwwwwwwwwwww  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 25-05-2013 08:57 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ajanni at 25-05-2013 09:10 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: HOPEA23 on 25-05-2013 08:43 PM
Shocked Shocked Shocked and Una still dey attend that school...OMG

hopea my dear
long tyme
how ya mouth na?
Posted: at 25-05-2013 09:10 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- papadip at 25-05-2013 09:14 PM (7 years ago)
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It is a shame
Not just Ogun state but in every state of the country.
This will continue possibly for a long time if not forever as long as we are divided.
Our attitude sucks….. like intolerance of every kind and tribalism.
We don’t want to be in charge…therefore change will never come...but will continue to fight each other.
...we are just too timid….
Posted: at 25-05-2013 09:14 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- etibaba at 25-05-2013 09:28 PM (7 years ago)
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Smh leaders of tomorrow are being treated like prisoners of 2morrow.

Posted: at 25-05-2013 09:28 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 25-05-2013 09:50 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 25-05-2013 09:50 PM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Jaylen at 25-05-2013 09:53 PM (7 years ago)
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What a shame to Ogun State..
Posted: at 25-05-2013 09:53 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- arsenal123 at 25-05-2013 09:56 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 25-05-2013 09:56 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ebiteck at 25-05-2013 10:07 PM (7 years ago)
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This is not encouraging at all... Huh? Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 25-05-2013 10:07 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osamabinladin at 25-05-2013 10:10 PM (7 years ago)
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 Sad
Posted: at 25-05-2013 10:10 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Solidstonez at 25-05-2013 10:33 PM (7 years ago)
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 Shocked

Posted: at 25-05-2013 10:33 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Solidstonez at 25-05-2013 10:34 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes

Posted: at 25-05-2013 10:34 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- denmal at 25-05-2013 11:07 PM (7 years ago)
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k
Posted: at 25-05-2013 11:07 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- steveoneal at 25-05-2013 11:41 PM (7 years ago)
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i just pray those walls dont give ways and kill those children,,, the governor is busy looting and commisioning some white elephant projects all over the place,,almost all states of the country can boast of such schools,,,pathetic,
Posted: at 25-05-2013 11:41 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- nobleladyG at 25-05-2013 11:43 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on 25-05-2013 08:21 PM
most of those useless ugly and donkey heads at national assembly and state houses were from the rural area , the moments they get to the top, they will forget their originality . shame
Correct

Posted: at 25-05-2013 11:43 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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