Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, has asked the State Ministry of Education to investigate a complaint filed by a parent whose child was expelled for using a poster of one of the candidates in the last election to wrap his books.
According to Vanguard, the event occurred at Odomola Junior Secondary School in the Epe district of the state, when a ten-year-old student was expelled for wrapping her books with Peter Obi's poster.
Remember when a video went viral on social media showing a displayed slip showing the reprimand by the school's principal?
Ms Folasade Adefisayo, the Commissioner for Education, who announced the step on Wednesday, said the 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 direct any school principal, employee, or teacher to act in this manner," Adefisayo said.
"The situation will be handled with within the limits of our tight regulations as the cause for sending home the pupil is unacceptable - if true," the commissioner informed the public.
Adefisayo further revealed that another Odonguyan school principal who was seen on camera preaching her political choice to the kids, as published on social media, has been subjected to appropriate disciplinary procedures.
"The Ministry promotes and manages a public school system free of politics and political insinuations.
"A complete inquiry will be conducted, and anyone found liable will face disciplinary sanctions in accordance with civil service norms," Adefisayo stated.
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