Lagos Ministry Probes Alleged Victimisation Of Pupil Over Support For Peter Obi
Following a viral message on Whatsapp on Thursday, that one Marvelous Barinda of a pupil of Odomola Junior Secondary School, Epe was sent home over wrapping of her books with Peter Obi poster, the Lagos State Ministry of Education has reacted to the allegation.
Reacting, Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, says the ministry is investigating the complaint.
According to her, the ministry reassures the public that the matter will be dealt with within the scope of “our strict regulations as the reason for sending home the student is unacceptable – if true.”
Speaking through Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ganiu Lawal, the Commissioner hinted that another school principal at Odonguyan caught on camera, as shared on social media, promoting her political choice to the students has been subjected to appropriate disciplinary measures.
The statement adds, “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.”
Below is the message circulated on the social media
This is to inform you all, that my Daughter Marvelous Barinaadaa, was exit from Odomola Secondary school today 14th March, 2023 by the school principal, just because my daughter use Peter Obi poster paper to wrap her note book for school, and this girl is just ten years old, she didn’t know anything about politics, but she was sent away from school without informing the parent, because they say we support Peter Obi and Labour. Please, Is this act by the school principal good, see what the school principal wrote on that letter. And after we will say we are one Nigerian.