LAGOS STATE government has sealed the Unic Vilos Montessori School, Maza Maza after a teacher, Miss Joy Igile flogged a two – year old pupil Cherish Ohamadike for failure to recite the alphabets.
The toddler’s Uncle came on Twitter last week to demand justice for his niece who he alleged was flogged by her teacher after she failed to recite her alphabets.
The toddler was said to have sustained injuries all over her body after the caning.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, who spoke about the invident said the case is within the context of informal education because the victim is a toddler.
According to her, since the school is located within an elementary school, the ministry ordered the closure after confirming the story.
She also said the School operates without approval, adding that the state government is working to clamp down on such centres of learning.
The victim’s mother, Faustina Ohamadike, said that she was initially weary of taking up the case. She, however, said when the perpetrator threatened her, she decided to cry out for justice.
The distraught mother confirmed that the proprietress of the school and the accused teacher have both been arrested. The proprietress has been released while the teacher is in detention.