A group of 10 students from a secondary school in Ogun State has assaulted a teacher who had stopped them from cheating on their recently completed third-term examination.
Kolawole Shonuga, the teacher of Isanbi Comprehensive High School, Ilisan-Remo, in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun, was ambushed by the students on Tuesday.
According to reports, Shonuga caught Ashimi Adebanjo, 18, for cheating on the unified test given to students in the SS 1 Art class, and confiscated his paper.
A witness said the students got together after school hours, followed the teacher, and then flogged him at the school gate.
It was discovered that one of the students, Kazeem Adelaja, allegedly whacked Shonuga in the head with a stick as the other youths beat him.
Meanwhile, some of the suspects have been detained by Remo Division police officers.
The public relations officer for the state police, Omotola Odutola, noted that the alleged attack was officially reported by Shonuga to the Remo Police Division.
Felix Agbesanwa, the state chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), scowled at the situation and remarked that any student who raises his hand against a teacher should be subject to the full force of the law.
Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the governor’s special adviser on education, science, and technology, also denounced the students’ behaviour and said that the state government would not tolerate acts of indiscipline by students throughout the state.