Teenager expelled from school for displaying a poster of Peter Obi
Miss Marvellous Barinaadaa, a junior secondary student at Odomola Secondary School, and her parents received more than they bargained for on Tuesday when the child was expelled for reportedly taping a poster of the Labour Party’s Mr. Peter Obi to her books.
Her mother, who lamented the situation on social media, pleaded on Nigerians to help the family, claiming the daughter was only 10 years old and uninterested in politics.
“This is to alert you all that my daughter, Marvelous Barinaadaa, was ejected from Odomola Secondary School today, March 14, 2023, by the principal, merely because my daughter used Peter Obi’s poster paper to cover her notebook for school,” part of the message seen by our correspondent stated. She had no political knowledge, but since we back Peter Obi and the Labour Party, she was expelled from school without telling her parents.
“Please tell me that the principal’s action was good. Check out the letter the school principal wrote. And then we’ll declare that Nigeria is one.
She added that the family had endured significant hardships as a result of their perceived support for Obi.
However, the JSS2 student was allegedly expelled for generating a disturbance and a disruption by distributing posters of Obi in the classroom, according to the president of the Odomola Secondary School Old Students Association, OSSOSA, Epe, Apagun Saka Shola.
He stated that the principal’s action was taken to stop the student from bothering other students by disseminating the posters.
I was able to get in touch with the principal, he said. The rumored situation is not accurate.
“All campaigns of any kind have to cease in the classroom, according to a directive. Because some political parties use students in their classroom campaigns.
“The pupil was not suspended or expelled by the principal. She was expelled for speaking and passing around LP posters with her classmates during recess, which caused chaos and disruption in the classroom.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education is once more looking into the matter, the OSSOSA President remarked.
During the time this report was filled out, calls and texts sent to the contact who was supposed to be the principal were neither returned nor acknowledged.