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Students stage protest over lack of seats, laboratory, prevent principal from leaving school

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Students protesting the unavailability of basic social amenities at their secondary school in Taraba State, have been punished for their actions.

Six students have been summarily expelled from Government Day Secondary School Salihu Dogo in Jalingo following a protest they staged against the school’s management over alleged corruption.

It was gathered that they protested last Wednesday at the school’s gate and outside the principal’s office.

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A female student captured in a viral video explained that there is no laboratory for science students, neither is there enough seats available.

She said; ”Science class we don’t even have a lab. Science class we have never taken practical .

See Biology, Physics, Chemistry, no lab. No seat. You will be standing. How would you even listen to the lectures that they are teaching. You will not even understand even one thing.”

According to reports, the number of students at the school is about 1,000 and their tuition per term is 4,800 out of which 500 is furniture fee.

As at the time of filing this report, the Taraba state government is yet to comment on the issue.

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