Graduands are ecstatic about graduating; they will accept mobbing as a form of congratulation.
No harm intended, just fun. Yet mates are seen mobbing and bullying each other.
The celebrating victims have just finished their final exams in Kogi State University and mates are celebrating the feat in a bizarre style.
Friends, junior schoolmates and well wishers are celebrating with them. But not in the conventional party mode you know. This is ‘rough and dirty.’
Graduands in Kogi state University are literally flogged, dragged on bare floor, and bathed with dirtiest and most stinking waste water – sometimes saved for the party.
Celebrants take no offence at the bizarre treatment, they endure it because they are overjoyed with graduating, an achievement that is not guaranteed for many university students in Nigeria.
The celebration is paradoxically fun for the students and have gradually grown into a huge tradition.
Some Alumni say celebratory bullying, seen in this video, is a new peak for a tradition which started with wetting graduands’, fresh from final examination classrooms, with water from ‘pure water’ bags or wine from expensive bottles.
Tales around the school have it that one student collapsed after she was choked with peppery waste water prepared to celebrate her graduation.