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Drama Continues As Osun Pupils Attend School As Masqueraders



The theatre of the absurd which started playing out at the Baptist High School, Iwo, Osun State, continued on Wednesday as some pupils came to the school wearing costume to hide their identities like masqueraders.

Some of the pupils believed to be from Christian families also wore choir robes, while those from Muslim background wore hijab on their uniforms.

The school authorities, which had envisaged that the drama that started on Monday would continue on Wednesday, cancelled the morning assembly.

A source gathered that the cancellation of the morning assembly did not deter pupils who still wore unconventional clothes.

Some of the pupils were said to have come to the school in the government-approved uniform, hiding their costumes inside their bags. They were said to have changed to various religious regalia once they got to their classrooms.

Residents living around the school area disclosed that three pupils dressed as masqueraders stormed the school and headed for one of the classes around the break time.


While some witnesses said the masqueraders were allowed to go inside the school, others insisted that they were prevented from going inside at the gate.

It was gathered that policemen and officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were deployed in the school to prevent the breakdown of law and order following the drama which continued for the third day.

I hope the government will find a lasting solution before it gets out of hand…

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