Say What? Bauchi State Shut Down Secondary School Where Students Conduct Marriage Among Themselves
It is alleged that the school’s teachers uncovered the affair, when their attention was drawn to shouts of excitements from students present at one of such ceremonies organized by an SS2 student to his alleged lover who is also a senior student.
The illegal marriage which took place despite the fact, that the male and female students have separate classrooms, was reported to the Principal of the school, Mallam Ahmed Zailani, who in turn reported it to the Ministry of Education with hopes that appropriate sanctions would be given to the erring students.
This is not the first time such marriage will be organized, as it was gathered that the male students reportedly paid a bride price of N500 to their brides-to-be as the condition for the marriages. It was also revealed that the classmates of the intending couples, contributed money for snacks which would be eaten during such ceremonies.