As I interviewed many students I see different reasons from many of them on why they ran riot. Some said their school fees which is less than N30000 per year(about $100), some said a student died, some said a student was killed by natives (which is not true) and a host of other complaints. From all I could gather, the protest is not worth it.
They’ve enjoyed their ‘agbata-ekee’ aluta-cum-riot , they’ve destroyed their own school and many shops attached to it, injured themselves and now it’s time they paid the piper. They will stay at home instead of completing their exams for God knows how long.
Well, Hassan doesn’t sympathise with them. However, i feel sorry for the parents who will have to pay huge amounts of money in damages, parents who will have to toil in other to pay for their students fees in this harsh economy.
Most of the alutas Nigerian students embark on are of no point, and when they even have a point, it is often poorly staged.
It begs the question ‘why can’t they stage a peaceful protest’?, why must students vandalize properties in the name of aluta? And how effective is a riot?
What is your opinion on this? Drop your comments