Ogun State Government yesterday waded into the reported case of a school principal in charge of one of its schools, Mrs. Olufunke Olatundun Aladeojebi who was alleged to have conducted virginity test on some female students of Ajuwon High School, Iju Ajuwon in Ifo Local Government Area.
After preliminary investigations conducted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Aladeojebi had been suspended from work. The state commissioner, Barrister Segun Odubela said the Ministry had invited and interrogated the school principal to give her fair hearing. Odubela added that a five-man panel consisting of officials of both the Ministry and Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) was set up to further investigate the case and make appropriate recommendations on how to deal with the matter.
The panel has 14 days to submit its report. Odubela added that the government was concerned about the welfare and interest of the students and therefore would not tolerate any act that would compromise their fundamental rights or jeopardise their future. “We equally believe in the need to maintain discipline in our schools and to follow due process in the handling of this particular case. We appeal to the parents of the students involved to be patient and allow us to handle the case as dictated by the law of the land and service rules, ” he said.