The Principal of the Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos, Tofunmi Akamo, has actually validated the report that some trainees of the school were discovered to have actually lodged at an hotel near the school and participated in unethical activities.
Mrs Akamo, an attorney, stated the management ought to be applauded for its efforts towards resolving indiscipline amongst the trainees, stating the rowdy trainees were learnt by the school and disciplinary action was taken versus them properly.
According to the paper, among the trainees had actually been fertilized by her male schoolmate, and the advancement had actually resulted in the discovery by the school authorities.
But the school rejected the report of any pregnancy, stating whoever might have offered the details to the paper was “simply being naughty and destructive.”
Mrs Akamo, who talked to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone discussion stated the school, under her watch, has actually been proactive on the matter of discipline and ethical uprightness. She stated considering that her presumption of task at the school in September 2020, she had actually suspended and in some cases dismissed some trainees discovered not worthy of being at the school.
She, nevertheless, blamed the moms and dads for what she referred to as uncooperative mindsets, stating some moms and dads of trainees discovered participating in nightclubbing and homosexualism declined to even help the school in disciplining the trainees.
” One even pertained to the school here and abused everybody, and was not embarrassed of the kid’s bad conduct. It is regrettable,” she stated.
” How everything occurred”
According to the principal, 80 percent of the narrative in the earlier report is incorrect, stating the event taken place throughout the current sporting occasion including federal government colleges and which was held at the Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.
Mrs Akamo, who is the chairman of the online forum of principals of federal government colleges in the nation, stated: “It was towards completion of November when, on a Monday, my attention was contacted us to the truth that on Sunday night, when they had bed check, some women were not in the hostels. And after that the early morning of Monday, they called their moms and dads to discover if they were at house. And the moms and dads stated they were not in your home. We then started examinations instantly.
” So, on Monday when we were attempting to understand what had actually occurred because they were not at the hostel that night, among their pals informed us that they remained in a hotel. They scaled the fence on the night of Sunday to go to a hotel and we were surprised to discover them there. There were 5 who were captured in the hotel however throughout interrogation, we discovered that there was another lady who likewise chose them on that Sunday however returned to the school on Monday.”
She stated the disciplinary committee of the school fulfilled over the matter and suspended the trainees and reported the exact same to their moms and dads.
” It is likewise part of the disciplinary procedures that whenever they resumed, they would serve extra penalty prior to they would be turned over to the assistance and counselling system where they would be more monitored and handled,” she stated.
Mrs Akamo stated none of the 6 trainees associated with the hotel problem was discovered to be pregnant, stating the matter was attended to within 48 hours when it occurred.
Meanwhile, she stated when she signed up with the school in 2020 throughout the coronavirus pandemic and the last year trainees were asked to resume getting ready for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), one female trainee had actually reported being pregnant from house.
” When we saw this, we subjected her to a medical test and as quickly as we validated this we sent her back to her moms and dads. She was currently five-month pregnant then.”
Not the very first time
The principal stated indiscipline is not endured by the school, keeping in mind that in 2022 some trainees were discovered to be scaling the fence in the night to go to a club near the school which the management guaranteed they were assembled and disciplined properly.
She likewise stated 2 women who were discovered taking part in homosexuality were likewise gotten and disciplined properly so that they would not “pollure their mates.”
” I have about 3,500 trainees and I comprehend that the background and childhood are various for each and everybody of them. Those we discovered to be unethical are taken out for assistance since we required to act as their moms and dads due to the fact that we likewise have our kids and we might not be all over with them.
Principal blames moms and dads, social networks
Meanwhile, the principal likewise blamed the moms and dads for indulging the kids, stating after “ruining” them they would send them to boarding schools for the instructors to handle.
She stated a moms and dad whose child was discovered to be rowdy was welcomed to the school however decreased to appear.
” In reality, we offered to take the kid to the moms and dad in the house and this male stated he was not readily available. When we got to his home, he was house enjoying himself. It is the height of irresponsibility,” she stated.
She likewise regreted that in spite of the reality that using phones was prohibited in the school, moms and dads have actually continued to smuggle phones into the school for the kids which these phones are kept “even on the roofing systems of the hostels.”
” The effect of social networks on this generation of trainees is horrible however as instructors we will never ever quit,” she stated, even as she pleaded with the moms and dads to support the efforts to construct a much better future for their wards.
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