Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the State Ministry of Education to look into the case of a student who was allegedly sent home from school because her bag had a sticker of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
According to reports, the event took place at Odomola Junior Secondary School in the Epe area of the state.
The student called Barinada Marvellous was told to leave school in an alleged exeat letter that was supposedly signed by the school’s principal after she was caught “campaigning for Peter Obi against the wish of Lagosians”.
According to the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, the Lagos State Governor has authorized the removal of the principal, who will be asked to clarify the event.
“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 matter would be dealt with within the scope of our strict regulations as the reason for sending home the student is unacceptable – if true,” she said.
Adefisayo added that the other Odonguyan school principal who was seen on video promoting her political choice to the pupils and whose image was posted on social media had been dealt with appropriately.
“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.