The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit has appealed to governments at all levels and school owners to without waisting more time, install Closed-circuit Television (CCTV) in dormitories, classrooms and premises of both day and boarding private and public schools.
The organisation noted that this is necessary in order to reveal happenings in schools across the country.
The organisation explained that when installed, the CCTV would be revealing various cases of sharp practices among teachers, students and other staff of public and private schools in the country.
DAILY POST recalls that about five students of Dowen College, Lagos were alleged to have bullied and beaten 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni to a point of coma.
The incident led to the death of the student on November 30, 2021.
MSSN, while reacting, recommended installation of CCTV in all dormitories, classrooms and premises of both private and public schools.
MSSN Lagos Amir, Mallam Miftahudeen Thanni, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Thursday, explained that this will serve as a source of information to know what is happening in our schools.
Thanni regretted rampant killings among the Nigerian students in recent times in the state.
He added that the students body was saddened with the death of eight students who were found dead in a bus at the Badagry area of Lagos on Saturday and the death of two students were confirmed dead when a truck had an accident on Tuesday around Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos state.
He said, “The organisation hereby recommends the installation of CCTV in all dormitories, classrooms, and premises of both day and boarding of private and public schools. This will reveal valuable information about all happenings in the school.
“Law enforcement agents should always patrol secondary schools and their surroundings with special attention on boarding schools.
“We want to unequivocally state that these are avertable and preventable occurrences looking at the circumstances surrounding the tragic incidents claiming the lives of our future leaders
“The first bothers on the allegedly bullied and tortured Dowen Student at Ikoyi. The second tragic incident Is the one that occurred in Badagry where students numbering about eight were found dead in a parked vehicle.
“The last straw that broke the camel’s back is the killing of students of Ojodu Grammar School in Ojodu.”