“Lagos School Refused To Admit Our Maid Because She Is Not An Indigene” Man Cries
LAGOS SCHOOL REFUSED TO ADMIT OUR MAID BECAUSE SHE IS NOT AN INDIGENE, MAN CRIES OUT
Europe based Igbo man has alleged that their maid was refused admission into Festac secondary school on the ground that they only admit indigenes of Lagos State.
Mr Arinze who resides in Madrid, Spain asked his wife to take their maid to the nearby secondary school in Festac so that she could get some glimpses of education. Getting to the school, he alleges that the school management told his wife that they only admit indigenes of Lagos state.
You would recall that February this year the Governor of Lagos state, His Excellency Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode formally signed a bill into law “to provide for the preservation and promotion of the use of Yoruba Language and for connected purposes,” thereby making it the first state to enact law seeking to preserve and promote its indigenous language.
The yoruba language preservation law made it compulsory for all primary and secondary schools – private or public – in the state to include teaching of Yoruba Language as a core subject at all levels. According to the government, violation of the law will attract a fine of N500,000 or complete closure of the school.
More also, candidates seeking admission into all tertiary institutions in Lagos state must henceforth possess credit in Yoruba Language.
However, whether the new law which was trailed with mixed reactions has snowballed into discrimination of students in regard to admission or the management of the government owned schools are using it to deprive indigenes of other states is yet unknown.
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