Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the State Ministry of Education to commence investigation into the case of a pupil who was reportedly sent out of school for using the poster of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to wrap books.
The incident was reported to have happened at Odomola Junior Secondary School, Epe area of the state .
In an exeat letter allegedly signed by the school’s principal a student named Barinada Marvellous was asked to go home from school for wrapping her books with Peter Obi’s poster.
Reacting, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, said the Lagos State 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