The death of a 12-year-old Dowen College student, Sylvester Oromoni, who died after being allegedly beaten and tortured in school by his fellow students, has stirred diverse opinions about boarding schools on social media.
In reaction to the death of the young boy, Nollywood actress, Uche Ebere chided parents who send their young ones to boarding schools.
According to her, a 12-year-old has no business attending a boarding school except the parents are divorced, the mother is dead or there’s no one to take care of them.
Actor, Walter Anga, who has a contrary opinion about boarding schools, disagreed with Uche, stating that boarding schools help the child grow stronger and understand a whole lot.
He noted that the underlying problem is the upbringing of a child and the environment.
“All of una dey “MENT” for say a 12yr or less is not supposed to be in boarding school bla bla bla…It has nothing to do with the child’s age, rather the problem 1,is upbringing 2,environment (school) Most of us passed through the system and also received bullying then in school but now we are forming what I don’t know. I have refused to comment one this matter cos I have 3 boys and a girl 17+ 11+ 8+ and 2+ weda dem like am or not dem go pass through the system. Boarding schools actually help the kids to grow stronger and understand a whole lot. So make these our nollywood people😂😂😂rest I beg”, he wrote.