Lagos Indian Secondary School Reportedly Denies Nigerians Admission

Lagos Indian Secondary School Reportedly Denies Nigerians Admission

  • Nigerian children have reportedly been denied admission into the Indian Language School, Ilupeju, Lagos state
  • It was gathered that every applicant must have an Indian passport to be admitted to the international school
  • A reporter who visited the school to investigate the claim of discrimination against Nigerians shared his experience journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

Ilupeju, Lagos state - The Indian Language School located at 11 Johnson Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, has been accused of denying Nigerian citizens admission.

An X user alleged that applicants need an Indian passport to enroll in the school.

Lagos Indian school where Nigerians are denied admission
Applicants allegedly need an Indian passport for enrollment into the school Photo credit: Tsukku's kitchen
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“The Indian school in Ilupeju only admits Indians. You need an Indian passport for enrollment.”

As reported by The Punch, the X user disclosed how he found out about the school using passports as the prerequisite for admission.

“My experience with the Indian international school in Ilupeju dates back to when my school had a debate competition with them in 2009. I discovered there were only Indian students. I was curious as to why because my school was also an international school and run by a foreign embassy with primarily expatriate kids and few Nigerians. Then I was informed their passport was a prerequisite for admission.”

To confirm the allegation, a Punch reporter visited the school to investigate the claim.

The reporter made enquiries from the security men for his uncle who had two kids and would like to enroll them in the school.

One of the security men responded by saying, “But that your uncle is an Indian man?” The reporter answered in the affirmative to give room for further discussions.

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They took the reporter’s details in a form and took the form to an office. When the security man returned, he said:

"They said the person should come – the person that is Indian – should come with his two kids.”
“They said as a Nigerian, they (the management) cannot attend to you. So the person should come, the Indian person.”

The security denied the Punch correspondent a meeting with the receptionist or admin manager.

When he asked why he was refused entry, the security man said:

“You know if they (the owners) were people of our skin colour (Nigerians) now (things could be different), but these people, they are the ones that know what they saw that made them do things like that.”

Meanwhile, a source in the Indian High Commission in Nigeria, who spoke on condition of anonymity said the Indian school was established in 1982 based on some conditions in Nigeria.

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“One of the conditions is that it will not enrol locals in the school. It is not their fault.”

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Meanwhile, reported that a charming Indian bride, who tied the knot with a Nigerian man spoke Igbo on her wedding day.

The overjoyed Indian lady, who looked radiant on her special day, began to utter the Igbo words with confidence after apologising in advance that she might not be able to pronounce some of them correctly.

The words were a heartfelt declaration of love to her husband, who hails from Nigeria, and the Indian bride showed her affection for him openly in his native language.


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