Brave JSS1 Student Drags Ekiti Govt to Court, Seeks N15m Damages

Brave JSS1 Student Drags Ekiti Govt to Court, Seeks N15m Damages

  • A JSS 1 student of Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Ado- Ekiti, Gift Agenoisa, has dragged the school management to court
  • In her suit, Gift also mentioned the state government and the teaching service commission in Ekiti as defendants
  • The student demanded N15 million as damages after she was allegedly humiliated and suspended by the principal, Oluwasanmi F.M. for alleged indecent hairdo

Ekiti - The Ekiti commissioner for education, Olabimpe Aderiye, the state teaching service commission, and the government have been charged to court by one Gift Agenoisa, a JSS1 female student of Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Ado- Ekiti.

Gift, in the suit filed at the state high court, claimed that on the order of the principal, Oluwasanmi F.M., also mentioned in the suit, she was ruthlessly beaten on Monday, May 22, for her alleged indecent hairstyle in school after which she fainted but was revived at the police clinic in Ado- Ekiti, Daily Nigerian reports.

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Governor Fayemi Kayode speaking in Ekiti
The state government was mentioned as a defendant in the suit (Photo: Fayemi Kayode)
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The student noted that from the strokes of cane that day, she sustained bruises, life-threatening scars, and bloodstains on her uniform.

Moreover, the plaintiff alleged that since then, she has been denied access to the school by the principal.

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She said protest letters were to the wife of the Ekiti governor and some relevant government agencies but to no avail.

For these, Gift, through her lawyer, Timmy Omotoso, is demanding the sum of N15V million as damages and is asking for free access to the school and all its services.

She added that her fundamental rights were infringed upon by the school management which also suspended her.

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Meanwhile, about 100 students of the College of Health Sciences and Technology in Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti state, were hospitalised after inhaling chemicals used for a fumigation exercise in the school.

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This was disclosed in a statement released by the Ekiti state's Ministry of Health and Human Services sighted by on Wednesday, May 26.

The ministry which described the fumigation as "ill-timed", however, noted that some of the students have been discharged after receiving treatment at the State Specialist Hospital, Ijero.


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