Lagos State Ministry of Education has begun investigation into the complaint of a parent that her child was sent out of school for using the election poster of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, to wrap her books.
The incident which reportedly happened at Odomola Junior Secondary School, Epe, has attracted a lot of condemnation.
The ministry, in a statement signed by Asst Director, Public Affairs, Ganiu Lawal, on Wednesday March 15, 2023, has recalled the principal, who will be asked to explain the incident.
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 statement read.
According to the statement, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, reassured the public that the matter will be dealt with.
The ministry condemned the act, stating that “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, promoting her political choice to the students has been subjected to appropriate disciplinary measures.
“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,” it stated.