The five-man panel of enquiry set up by the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to investigate allegations of unlawful administration of virginity test on some students of Ajuwon High School (Senior), Ajuwon in Ifo Local Government Area has submitted its report.
The state government had set up the panel to inquire into allegation that the school Principal, Mrs Olufunke Aladeojobi on December 10, 2012, invited a nurse to conduct virginity test on 10 female students without seeking the consent of their parents/guardians. The school nurse, identified as Mrs Makinde, also allegedly took part in the exercise.
According to a statement issued by the Press Officer, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Kayode Oduyebo, the report was submitted to the state Commissioner, Segun Odubela. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of the panel, Mr. Idowu Adeniji, said the panel obtained both oral and written evidences from community leaders in Ajuwon including students and other members of the public.
He added that during the sitting, the panel ensured that equal opportunities were given to individuals who appeared before it. Adeniji then urged the commissioner to carefully study the recommendations to forestall future occurrence. Receiving the report, which was in four volumes, Odubela thanked members of the panel for submitting the report within the stipulated time frame.
He assured parents, students and other members of the public, who were affected by the alleged act of the principal that justice would be done, adding that final decision would be taken by higher authority.