Today, blocks of classrooms were set ablaze in Oyo, Oyo State, marking the worst phase of secondary school students’ unrest that began days ago over mass failure in exams, PremiumTimes reports.
The classrooms set on fire were at Isale Community High School, Oyo Town. But students elsewhere have threatened to cause similar damage to public property in their schools.
Crisis erupted on Monday following mass failure in the last promotion examinations across secondary schools in Oyo State. The Oyo State Government set a new promotion policy which meant only students with 50% in Mathematics and English language will transit to the next class.
On Monday, students of Anglican secondary school in Oyo unleashed mayhem on their teachers and destroyed billboards bearing Gov. Ajimobi’s picture.