- A 10-year-old girl was sent home from Odomola Secondary School for using a poster of Nigerian politician Peter Obi to wrap her notebook.
- The girl’s mother claims her daughter doesn’t understand politics and questions the principal’s decision to involve her in a political situation.
- The incident has sparked social media debate, with users calling on Lagos State officials to investigate the school’s actions.
LAGOS, Nigeria (MandyNews.com) – A 10-year-old girl, Marvelous Barinaadaa, was reportedly sent home from Odomola Secondary School on March 14, 2023, after the school principal discovered she had used a poster of Peter Obi, a Nigerian politician, to wrap her notebook.
The mother of the girl has cried foul, claiming her daughter does not understand politics and was unfairly targeted.
According to the distraught mother, the school principal took this action without informing the parents, accusing them of supporting Peter Obi and the Labour Party.
She questioned the principal’s decision, asking whether it was appropriate to involve such a young child in a politically charged situation.
Photos shared by the mother reveal a note from the school principal on the letter, which has stirred up debate on social media, with many questioning the unity of Nigeria in the face of such incidents.
Twitter users have called on Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and First Lady Joke Sanwo-Olu to address the issue and investigate the school’s conduct.
The expulsion of the young girl has sparked conversations about the role of politics in education and whether such disciplinary actions are justified.
While the school has yet to issue a formal statement on the matter, public opinion continues to be divided on the appropriateness of the principal’s decision.
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