Lagos state govt shuts Unic Vilos Montessori school over ‘brutal flogging’ of two-year-old pupil
The Lagos state government has shut down Unic Vilos Montessori school after a two-year-old pupil was allegedly brutalised by her teacher.
According to Channels TV, Folashade Adefisayo, the state’s commissioner for education, confirmed that the ministry has ordered the closure of the school.
Adefisayo disclosed that the affected school operates without approval. She also said the state government is on the verge to to clamp down on such centres of learning.
Last week Friday, a relative to the pupil had alleged that the yet-to-be-identified teacher “brutally flogged” the little girl “because she could not recite the English alphabet.”
The incident had attracted a wave of criticism on social media platforms, with several Nigerians condemning the teacher’s action.
It also raised concerns over the rising cases of teachers subjecting their pupils to hostile treatments.
In his reaction, Jubril Gawat, special assistant on new media to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, said the case is already under probe.