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Bauchi Secondary School Where Students Secretly Marry Themselves Shutdown

Posted: 16 March, 2017 at 10:27 am

The Bauchi State Government has ordered the closure of 'Sa'adu Zungur' model primary and secondary school.

This was ignited following the discovery that some senior students conduct illegal marriages among themselves within the school.

According to reports,Male students paid N500 as dowry to their female counterparts as precondition for their marriages, while classmates of both the 'grooms and brides' contribute money for refreshments at the ceremonies usually conducted secretly.

Although male and female students study in separate classes in the school, attention of the management was drawn to such illegal marriages last week when an SS2 student (name withheld) organised an illegal wedding ceremony in classrooms.

The cheers and noise reportedly attracted teachers who were still within the school premises after learning hours. The teachers rushed to the classroom and discovered that a wedding ceremony was taking place between the two students.

The matter was then reported to the school Principal, Malam Ahmed Zailani, who informed the Ministry of Education. The development which angered government officials led to the closure of both the primary and secondary sections of the school.

Meanwhile,Bauchi Deputy Governor, Engineer Nuhu Gidado, in his reaction attributed the children's illegal marriages to the threats of moral decadence in the society.

A statement on Monday by his media aide, Yakubu Adamu, disclosed that he directed the immediate closure of the school on Friday, 10th March, 2017 after being notified about the issue. The Deputy Governor who oversees the Ministry of Education, added that “a committee which comprises all directors in the state ministry of education, the school authority, teachers as well as the Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) was constituted and tasked to investigate the matter and come up with a detailed and sincere report before the school would be re-opened.”

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Nice one, so they want to be practicing gay marriage here in Nigeria, if possible, get them all arrested.. - kizitosix037@gmail.com
That's really shocking!! Those students should be punish severely to serve good example to others - Ibrahimmuhammad0092@gmail.com
They should be seriously dealt with - Eze@gmail.com
They should dealt seriously with. - Eze@gmail.com
Heheheheheh. That's wetin dey hungry them. - Sandra Chinasa
nawa oooo. they have seen that separating the male and females in the schools and mosque isn't enough to checkmate their behaviors. - Lilian Nnedinso
closing the school isn't the ultimate solution blc these children can enroll in another school with such mindset .I don't know why every sector in Nigeria alwyz give a haphazard solution to things that needed more attention - yayahdrs8@gmail.com
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