NAPTAN urges LASG to counsel, rehabilitate female pupil
As reactions continued to trail the sexual misconduct of pupils of Chrisland Schools, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos, the Lagos State Police Command has directed the head teachers, concerned parents and other interested parties to report at the State Criminal Investigations Department (SCID) for interrogation.
The invitation was extended to Mrs. Georgie Azike, Chrisland Schools, VGC, parents of the female and male pupils involved in the immoral act Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, said all parties involved in the case have been asked to report to SCID Panti on (today) Tuesday for interrogation.
According to him, those invited to the SCID Panti are expected to write statement and face interrogation from officers assigned to handle the case.
Meanwhile, the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) has described as unfortunate the trending sex video of Chrisland Schools pupils engaged in sexual misconduct last month in Dubai.
The Deputy Vice President of NAPTAN, Chief Adeolu Ogunbanjo, while reacting to the sex tape, blamed the school management and parents for what took place in United Arab Emirates last month.
Despite the suspension of the culprits, Ogunbanjo appealed to counsel and rehabilitate the female pupil. He also urged that her name be kept sealed because she is still a minor.
According to him, the parents take 60 percent of the blame and school get 40 percent for what transpired in United Arab Emirates.
His words: “If the parents have trained tem well, the pupils would not have engaged in the immoral act. Parents don’t have time for there children; they dump them at school and expect teachers to train them. Even when they are at home, parents hardly monitor the children.”
Ogunbanjo faulted the school for not monitoring the pupils while on the trip and wondered why the female student sneaked into the boys’ room.
He also faulted the school for keeping the incident away from parents, adding, “the school ought to have told the parents immediately they returned from the trip.
“The moment they came back from Dubai, the school ought to have called the parents and brief them about the incident. The school is at fault.
Ogunbanjo advised the parents to withdraw the girl from the school when the issue settle down and urged the state government and the school to give her proper counseling and rehabilitate her.
“They need to engage counselor to reform her. The mother is shouting rape, it is not rape. The Lagos State Commissioner for Education should get the girl and provide counseling service to her. I believe she should be rehabilitated,’’ Ogunbanjo stated.