A new Christian Religious Studies teacher transferred to a JHS 2 class after mid-term wanted to know how well the students understood the syllabus. He decided to start from the last topic the previous teacher had taught.
Teacher: “Hello class, who broke down the walls of Jericho?”
There was a full minute of absolute silence. All the students stared at him blankly. The teacher then pointed at the students in the front desk to answer the question. The students began responding.
Amos: “Sir I’m a new student here, I just started this school last week”
John: “Sir the day the walls was broken I didn’t come to school, I swear”
Mary: “Sir I only passed by the walls of Jericho, I didn’t even touch it, as it was already broken when I passed it”
Joana: “Sir, I didn’t even know the walls had been broken, until you mentioned it now”
The teacher became so shocked and infuriated.
Teacher: “What!!!” He screamed.
The students began murmuring among themselves that the new teacher was wicked. The teacher, shocked by their ignorance, stormed to the Head master’s office to tell him what happened. The Head master kindly responded:
Head master: “Sorry About that. You know how mischievous these JHS students can be? Always destroying things and later denying it. But be rest assured, this matter would be fully investigated. Just write down the total cost in fixing the said wall, and at the next PTA meeting the issue would be discussed”