441. Stephjoy Boys High School
Ambitions killed several boys. Too much focus on education brought a tragic end to the lives of several boys when their boarding school was victim of arson. Some students have been detained. However the reason seems to be use of corporal punishment combined with high expectations from both school administration and parents. It is kind of odd because seeing the migration to Europe which take place during these years it is clear that the kind of education they can get in their country even when they achieve top grades brings them nowhere in Europe. They often end up serving as dishwashers in the food industry working illegal without paying taxes. Many cross the ocean in boats of poor standard.
It is clear that they should use less time on their academics and more on enjoying life while they have it. Going to school in such an environment cannot be fun as a teenager.
After the fire some of the students were arrested suspected for having destroyed the school by arson.
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