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KOKO Weekly: Justice For Sylvester Oromoni…The Tragic Killing Of A 12 Year Old Boy Bullied At Dowen College

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Last week, a 12-year-old boy, Sylvester Oromoni passed away while nursing multiple internal injuries alleged to have been sustained after he was beaten by his fellow students who were bullying him at a boarding school, Dowen College, Lagos state.

The incident has since raised fresh concerns about the safety of students in boarding schools across the country.

Prior to the incident, a story leading to the death of 14-year-old Karen-Happuch Aondodoo Akpagher of Premier Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, sparked controversy as the school reportedly tried to cover up the real cause of her death.
READ ALSO:No One Involved In Sylvester Oromoni’s Death Will Be Spared – President Buhari Assures Nigerians

Nigerians, who responded to the reports of increased bullying of juniors by the senior ones in boarding schools, urged the government to look into the boarding school system, saying that a lot of evil has been happening there.

In all honesty, it is about time this age-long bullying in boarding and day schools is addressed together as a society. One truth is that most of those who turn out to be bullies today were once the bullied yesterday it is a vicious cycle that must be broken.

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To date, there are some schools boarding schools in Lagos that once you same their names you would immediately hear the students speak about the numerous atrocities they had to survive and get through just for secondary school education. We need to protect our future generations and it starts with everyone, going their own quota education and teaching their children kindness, respect, and love.
READ ALSO: How I Dealt With My Daughter’s Bully – Adaeze Yobo Says As She Also Weighs In Sylvester Oromoni’s Case

While also the schools that children are put in their care, to also help educate and build into model individuals and members of the societies have a major job on their hands which can’t be handled with levity. Below is our weekly excerpt, with a focus on Sylvester Oromoni’s case. Enjoy the read

Contributors for this week’s KOKO Magazine edition;

Creative Director: Abbey Ojoye
Issue Editor: Oke-Hortons Laurence
Editors: Jane Aimuenghuenwa, Fiyinfoluwa Philips
Graphics Designer: Emmanuel Ajide
Graphic Assistant: Samuel Odebunmi

READ THE FULL EXCERPT OF THE MAGAZINE BELOW:

Sylvester Oromoni's case

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