Sanwo-Olu requests an Investigation into the Lagos Student who was Expelled from School over Peter Obi’s Poster.
Sanwo-Olu requests an investigation into the Lagos student who was expelled from school over Peter Obi’s poster.
The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the State Ministry of Education to launch an investigation into a parent’s complaint that their child was expelled from school for using a poster of Peter Obi, one of the candidates in the most recent election, to wrap his books.
NewsReport gathered that the headmaster of Odomola Secondary School in Epe, Lagos, reportedly sent 10-year-old Marvellous Barinaada home for allegedly covering her book with a poster of Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate.
Marvellous’ mother, who took to social media to decry the situation, appealed to Nigerians to come to the family’s rescue, saying the girl was a political and just 10 years old.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, who announced the measure on Wednesday, said the governor has approved the recall of the principal, who will 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 school principal at Odonguyan who was caught on camera, as shared on social media, promoting her political choice to the students has 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.