Lagos State Ministry of Education has commenced an investigation of the complaint of a parent that his child was sent out of school for using the poster of one of the contestants in the last election to wrap his books. The incident was reported to have happened at Odomola Junior Secondary School, Epe.
This was announced in a press release signed and made available to Lagos Panorama on Tuesday by the Asst. Director, the Public Affairs department of the Ministry, Ganiu Lawal, said that the Ministry has recalled the principal, who will be asked to explain the incident.
He further stated that 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.
The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, 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.
Mrs. Adefisayo also hinted that another school principal at Odonguyan who was caught on camera, as shared on social media, has been subjected to appropriate disciplinary measures promoting her political choice to the students.
The Ministry promotes and runs a public school system without politics and political insinuations. A thorough investigation of the matter will be carried out and anyone found guilty will be subjected to disciplinary measures as laid down in the civil service rules.