Lagos Government Intervenes After Child Gets Expelled For Using Peter Obi Poster To wrap Her Book
A ten-year-old student was allegedly expelled for wrapping her books with Peter Obi’s poster in Ademola junior secondary school.
The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the State Ministry of Education to investigate a complaint filed by a parent whose child was expelled for using a poster of one of the candidates in the last election to wrap his books.
The incident reportedly occurred at Odomola Junior Secondary School in the Epe area of the state, when a ten-year-old student was allegedly expelled for wrapping her books with Peter Obi’s poster.
A slip had gone viral on the social media showing the sanction by the school’s principal.
Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, who announced the measure on Wednesday, said the governor had approved the recall of the principal, who would be asked to explain the incident.
“The Lagos State Government, the Ministry of Education and all its agencies will never instruct any school principal, personnel or teacher to act in such a manner,” Adefisayo stated.
The commissioner reassured the public that “the matter would be dealt with within the scope of our strict regulations as the reason for sending home the student is unacceptable – if true. “
Adefisayo also stated that another Odonguyan school principal who was caught on camera promoting her political choice to the students, as shared on social media, had been subjected to appropriate disciplinary measures.
“The Ministry promotes and runs a public school system devoid of politics and political insinuations.
“A thorough investigation of the matter will be carried out and anyone found culpable will be subjected to disciplinary measures as laid down in the civil service rules,” Adefisayo stated.