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Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Lagosfinder(m): 9:41am On Aug 11, 2020
Members of Parents Teachers Association, PTA, Grace High School, Gbagada, Lagos, have protested the school’s directives that students, who are preparing for the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, lodge in hotels to meet up with the timing of the exam.

The protest took place in the early hours of Monday, with protesting parents locked outside the entrance of the school for hours.

Speaking on the WASSCE candidates’ dilemma, one of the aggrieved parents, who simply identified herself as Mrs. Ada, also accused the school of asking them to sign an “indemnity if we want our children to resume, and we were wondering why that was necessary.

“We are SS3 students’ parents, and our children, WASSCE candidates, have been here for six years. The school was supposed to resume on August 4.

“We have a platform where we have been asking grace school management their plans for SSS3, when the government came out with the school resumption plans. But they didn’t tell us anything.

“The Friday before August 4, they called for a PTA meeting via online and asked us to sign an indemnity if we want our children to resume, and we were wondering why that was necessary.

“Because the government didn’t say we should sign any indemnity. The government only asked that the school should put certain things in place for schools to resume.

“They now came back and said they are not opening the hostel facility. This is a school that has children from all over Lagos; considering the fact that 3rd Mainland and Eko bridges are blocked.

“The school refused to resume on August 4, as other schools did. They have taken a week away from revision, and they are just resuming today (Monday), and these children have Maths for their WAEC on August 17.

“And they said the school would only operate between 9am and 12 noon. So just three hours of school.

“So parents of WASSCE candidates will leave their work and come and drop these children by 9am; I don’t know how they expect the children to go home.

“So on the platform, we were complaining that we need to have access to the hostel because that is part of our contract with them.

“And the Vice Principal, Mr. Balogun, had the effrontery to tell us to take our children to hotels in Gbagada, that if we cannot bring our children, that they cannot open their hostels.

“So we came here to even ask to see what they have in place since they can’t accommodate our children. But they said no, and kept us outside since 6:30am.”

The parents also accused the school of calling armed mobile policemen on them to disallow them from gaining entrance into the school premises.

PTA Chair reacts

Expressing frustration over issue, the PTA Chairman, Engr. Matin Etta, said: “They did one meeting last week Friday and wanted to open the school next week (August 17), same day WASSCE candidates would start exams.

“But we kicked against that and suggested they open today(Monday), before they reasoned with us, giving the psychological burden.

“On the issue of boarding, for some people, boarding is the first checklist of deciding to take their children to school.

“There are many parents who wouldn’t have come to Grace High School if there were no boarding house.

“So I said to them, to please consider opening it, based on the distance between where children live and school. But they refused.

“I even called the administrator yesterday(Sunday) and he said they didn’t get the approval to open boarding. I know schools not up to Grace High School’s standard that have opened boarding.

“The second thing they can do if they don’t want to open the boarding house, is to call parents together, and plead with parents that live closer to accommodate children that live far.

“The school can exploit this avenue instead of telling us to go and lodge my 13 years old child in a hotel in this age and time, where sexual crimes are everywhere.

“There are some things that should not be said. It is wrong.”

The parents later dispersed one after the other after several hours of waiting for the school management to address them, to no avail.

Efforts to get the school’s reaction on the allegations over WASSCE candidates by the parents proved abortive.

However, the school Public Relations Officer, Mr. Aypdeji Ayopo, said he was going to get back to back with a reaction, which he had not done at press time.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/08/parents-protest-as-lagos-school-asks-wassce-candidates-to-lodge-in-hotel/

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Damscodammy1(m): 9:43am On Aug 11, 2020
Drama stil plenty.na episode 1 season 1 we stil dy watch.where my popcorn

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by hisgrace090: 10:01am On Aug 11, 2020
No sane person can lodge children of this age in a hotel.


This is the kind of happenings that pushes carefull leaders to improving their educational system for the good of all.

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by ItayNinja: 10:18am On Aug 11, 2020
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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by CalabarPikin: 4:57pm On Aug 11, 2020
Na wre benefit boys dey sef...

They can sponsor everything na..

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by IMASTEX: 4:57pm On Aug 11, 2020
Hmm
Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by youthsinitiativ(m): 4:58pm On Aug 11, 2020
There's no greater scam than all these private schools mushrooming at every bend and corner.

Once dem don collect your money like this, you are on your own and if you never pay them school fees, the embarrassment no be here.

You no fit blame dem sha. Government no kukuma get their own school so which mouth dem wan take talk to private school owners.

Everybody get him own syllabus.

Teachers wey no fit get better waec result to go study wetin dey their mind find themselves for college of educations just to comot for house. Lecturers wey teach dem there sef na kpako. Na the same garbage dem go learn come out come dey teach our children for schools and the cycle go continue.

How country wan take get sense or produce citizens wey normal?

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by XXXXTENTACION: 4:58pm On Aug 11, 2020
Too bad embarassed

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Humblega(m): 4:59pm On Aug 11, 2020
Plenty ooo

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Sammy07: 4:59pm On Aug 11, 2020
Those students will see it as chance to knack grin
Hope e no get swimming pools, if you know you know.
Imagine Hotel? grin

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Shellsploit: 4:59pm On Aug 11, 2020
Ministry of Education right now!

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Wuuworld(m): 4:59pm On Aug 11, 2020
“And the Vice Principal, Mr. Balogun, had the effrontery to tell us to take our children to hotels in Gbagada, that if we cannot bring our children, that they cannot open their hostels.


There is nothing Senator Kashamu wouldn't see in Obasanjo's tribute.

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Missmossy(f): 5:00pm On Aug 11, 2020
Lodge in hotel to study or what undecided

Unserious elements,their kids are obviously not in same school.

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by DozieNigeria: 5:00pm On Aug 11, 2020
You want most of the female students to come check their results months later with a baby bump?

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Tobimercy(f): 5:00pm On Aug 11, 2020
Ol

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by DigitalyYours: 5:01pm On Aug 11, 2020
Aaahhhh

This one is too strong ooooo

Imagine after spending money in hotel and food and still fail the eaxm.

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Onnasucs1(m): 5:01pm On Aug 11, 2020
What is hard for the boarding school to do a Coronavirus test for all the students writing waec?

Once they're inside the school, they can't go out again na. Where will the virus come from?

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by SpecialAdviser(m): 5:01pm On Aug 11, 2020
The stealing going on in Lagos state no be here.
The state is just rich for people to understand.

What kind of corrupt directive is that??
Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Sososo(f): 5:01pm On Aug 11, 2020
Are they still going to pay school fees after this?

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by tyle(m): 5:01pm On Aug 11, 2020
I just feel like being one of students so I can see what people do in hotels.
Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by karkel(m): 5:01pm On Aug 11, 2020
Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Digitalstarlite: 5:02pm On Aug 11, 2020
Putting dem in hostels is beta dan accommodating dem in hotel where is no proper guidance from a house masters...


If u don't want ur child to do wassce dis year....den come next 2 years wen covid 19 might be over

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by GboyegaD(m): 5:02pm On Aug 11, 2020
The school should try to open the hostel since they could open the classroom.

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Wigetsolar: 5:02pm On Aug 11, 2020
Hotel ke?

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Yankiss(m): 5:02pm On Aug 11, 2020
Very irresponsible proposition. How can a mere 13 to 17 year old be lodged in a hotel with the like of Gracious David West and sexual predators prowling. The government should sanction the school authorities for mooting such idea. Very irresponsible.

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Re: Grace High School Lagos Asks WAEC Candidates To Lodge In Hotel, Parents Protest by Tboysalau(m): 5:02pm On Aug 11, 2020
Abeg ooooooooooooooooooh
Wetin 13yrs old dey find for SS3?

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