Lagos State Ministry of Education has commenced an investigation into 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.
Reacting to the incident, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo said the Principal of the affected school has been summoned to explain the circumstances surrounding the alleged sending of the student.
Mrs. Adefisayo maintained that the State Government, through the Ministry of Education and all its agencies, will never instruct anyone, including the Principal, Teachers and other personnel, to send a student out of school irrespective of the offence committed, assuring the public that the matter will be dealt with in line with stipulated rules and regulations.
She also disclosed that another School Principal at Odonguyan, who appeared in a viral video on some social media platforms promoting her political choice to her students, has been subjected to appropriate disciplinary measures.
“The Lagos State Ministry of Education is saddled with the onerous task of managing the administration of all public schools’ systems 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”, the Commissioner stated.