Ogun school’s alumna association condemns viral video of students smoking shisha

The alumna association of the Abeokuta Girls Grammar Schools has condemned the viral video of students smoking shisha while in school uniform.

In the video which went viral last week, up to four students were seen in school smoking shisha.

Condemning the act, the association under the aegis of the ASSG-Old Girls Association condemned the act.

They made their distaste known during a meeting with the school principal last Tuesday.

A minute of the meeting with the principal made available to The PUNCH revealed that delegates of the association were unhappy about the event.

Part of the minute read, “We learnt from the meeting that the smoking pipes were all on the dining table of one of the parents Mr Sopade whose house the unfortunate incident took place. He works as an admin Officer with the Ministry of Justice.

“According to the Principal, Mr Sopade also claimed that the senior brother to the young girl on the video had been the one smoking shisha and he didn’t realise the girl and her younger sister in primary school had started smoking it.

She immediately asked the girls to write their statements and thereafter handed the girls to their parents to stay away from the school until further directives.

“AGGSOGA delegates expressed utter and total displeasure in the acts of these students and wanted to know how deep such acts and other delinquent behaviour have penetrated the system.

“We asked what the role of the PTA is, especially the parents in moulding the lives of these children, especially seeing that the very act happened in a parent home.

“The Principal claimed to be holding PTA meetings regularly and we further asked what are the issues they deliberate on if moral uprightness and discipline are not one of them. We charged them to wake up and live up to their responsibilities as they cannot leave everything in the hands of the school.”

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