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“We Will Deal With This” – Lagos Govt Reacts To Principal Who Sent Student Home Over Peter Obi’s Sticker


“We Will Deal With This” – Lagos Govt Reacts To Principal Who Sent Student Home Over Peter Obi’s Sticker

The Lagos state government has assured that it will investigate the incident involving the principal of Odomola Secondary School, Epe who allegedly sent a Junior Secondary School two student home because she had Mr Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate’s sticker on her book.

ALL FACTS NEWSPAPER had reported that an exit form to that effect, which has gone viral read;

“Miss Barinada Marvelous of JSS2B is hereby permitted to go home to campaign for Peter Obi against the wish of Lagosians”. 


Reacting, a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal, refuted claims that the Lagos state government gave such directive to schools, adding that the principal has been invited as investigation is ongoing into the matter.

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“Lagos State 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.

“The Ministry 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 Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, reassures the public that the matter will be dealt with within the scope of our strict regulations as 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.”


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Earlier in his reaction, the President of Odomola Secondary School Old Students Association, OSSOSA, Epe, Apagun Shola had said:

“I have been able to reach the principal. The issue circulating is far from the truth. There is a directive to stop all forms of campaign in the classroom, as some political parties use the students to campaign in class.

“The principal did not expel or suspend the student. She sent her home for causing havoc and disturbance in the class during recess by chatting, and sharing LP poster to her mates.

“Again, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education is on the issue.”

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