Why I regret attending a Boarding School

4 min readDec 5, 2021

To all the victims of bullying and abuse in boarding schools.

I was in Junior Secondary class 3, the equivalent of the 9th Grade when it happened – when I experienced the most traumatic episode of my childhood.

I was sent to a boarding school in Nigeria from age 11-17 years. My parents did their best. They had nothing but good intentions, they also chose a school owned by the “Marist brothers” to cater to my catholic faith and spirituality.