The Lagos State Ministry of Education says it has recalled a school principal for explanations over a parent’s complaint that his child was sent out of school over an election poster.
Assistant Director, Public Affairs of the ministry, Mr Ganiu Lawal, said this in a statement in Ikeja on Wednesday.
According to the statement, a parent made a complaint 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.
Lawal said that the Lagos State Government, the Ministry of Education and all its agencies would never instruct any school principal, personnel or teacher to act in such a manner.
” The Ministry of Education is investigating 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, and the Ministry has recalled the principal, who will be asked to explain the incident,” he said.
Lawal said that the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, had reassured the public that the matter would be dealt with within the scope of the ministry’s strict regulations.
He quoted her as saying that this would be done as the reason for sending home the student was unacceptable, if true.
The commissioner, according to Lawal, also hinted that another school principal at Odonguyan had also been subjected to disciplinary measures over a political issue.
She said that the principal, who was caught on camera, as shared on social media, promoting her political choice to students had 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,” part of the statement read.