Some students of the Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos State, have allegedly been caught after absconding from school to lodge female classmates in nearby hotels for s*x romps.
The male and female students who allegedly scaled the school’s fence and skipped classes are said to be between the ages of 14 and 17.
It was discovered that some of the pupils, totaling around seven boys and five girls, had been sneaking out of the school for more than three sessions, including the just-completed first term.
However, the school management later got to know about the vice after one of the male students got a female student pregnant.
According to a source, the students usually participate in threesomes and heavily abused narcotics like codeine and molly, among others.
“There is a possibility that some staff are also involved in the whole atrocities because how will a secondary school student leave the school environment for days without anyone noticing? Some of the staff are benefiting from it somehow,” he added.
Condemning the incident were parents who accused the school management of plotting a cover up of the scandal.
A parent, identified as Alex said:
“This is happening because of the negligence of the principal and the housemasters and mistress. If something like that goes hidden, my children are in that school; they can become victims.”
Another parent, Johnson Smith said;
“The management needs to intensify efforts at cleansing the school because these bad eggs will corrupt our children. Something urgent needs to be done in ensuring that discipline is restored.”
Also corroborating the report was Mr. Olusola Tokede, the Chairman of the school’s Parents Teachers Association (PTA), who denied accusations that the school was trying to hide what had happened.
According to Tokede, the school management swung into action immediately they noticed the pupils were missing, and later found the students in hotels on two separate occasions.
Tokede said that the children were discovered by the school administration at hotels on two separate occasions after their absence were noticed.
He continued by saying that in addition to expelling and suspending the pupils involved, the school had hired local security guards to ensure the school environment is thoroughly monitored.
“We were the ones who told the parents about it on the platform (WhatsApp). I don’t know why some parents are trying to be mischievous by saying the school did not do anything about it.
“If parents failed to train their children, they will pollute others. Can you imagine a child between ages 15 and 16 having up to N1m in her account? They went to do twosome: two girls, one boy. They were caught before the end of last session. You can imagine that a 15-year-old that should be a virgin is already engaging in immoral activities. They are rotten from their various homes and we are working hard to stop them from polluting others.
“It is not correct to say we have not done anything. We are trying, but you know that no matter what we are doing if a child is not well trained at home, they will always come up with such acts. We have sent out warnings that I will not spare anybody; it is really an unfortunate situation.
“One of the students was expelled because she was pregnant. We also expelled the boy that impregnated her. Some of them that were caught were also suspended, but they will be allowed to come back to write the exam. Everything we are doing, we are trying to marry everything together being a parent and a teacher.”