Saturday , 25 May 2024


Voices from Civil Rights Society Organizations under the auspices of ‘Take It Back Movement’ supposed Sowore’s national civil society organisation and Restoring Of Women and Girls Life For Education (ROWGLES) has joined in the activation of urgent and swift appeal to the Governor of Lagos State, Gov Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu leadership to reopen Saint Margaret group of schools located at NBC road Ebute, Ikorodu Lagos, sealed by the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) taskforce officers on 27th March 2024.
Recall that LASBCA officials announced the sudden closure and demolition of the learning facility on news and television media.

Opeyemi Ogunlami and Miriam Ginika, who led the team of Civil Rights Organisations to the press conference on Sunday, 14th April, called on the governor to reconsider the students’ overall interest in reopening the institution of learning.
Ogunlami stated that the governor should, for whatever reasons which are still Oblivious to the demolition and closure that took place, consider the forthcoming West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and Basic Education Certificate Education (BECE), coming up in three weeks to enable the students to attend their respective examinations. He cited that this set of examinations cannot be stopped or repeated by any state; hence, he urges the governor to use his office for impressive intervention to salvage the situation for national and multinational causes.

Miriam Ginika, who led another Civil Rights Society (WOGLES), argues that the government must give children the proper education and should not adopt the Gestapo approach to breaking into school premises during school hours, as the LASBCA’s agency did by demolishing the school structures with fully armed security men wielding Guns in front of the pupils writing their examinations.
She urged the governor to consider the number of school children, which is a burden to the nation, and not promote situations that can escalate in Lagos state.

Education is the bedrock for growth in the lives of children and youth. Therefore, I believe in the leadership of Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, who, from experience, has resolved even worse situations like this in the past to ensure Lagos State continues to rise to the feathers of excellence academically.

Salami Oluseye, the school principal who attended the conference, appealed to the governor to reconsider actions to unseal the school for continuous education activities.
He called on the government to check the school’s track record as an institution which has produced pride in the nation academically and primarily for the sake of the children who are still under psychological traumas of the sudden incidence of demolitions and heavy security attacks the school experienced.

According to him, the students are preparing for their terminal examinations in three weeks, so the governor should reconsider their appeal actions for interventions to unseal the school. No one would be glad to lose their job, given that the unemployment rate is high in the country, so all staff working in the school facility and parents need the governor’s swift attention to promote employment. On behalf of students, parents, and school management, he appealed to every officer involved to ensure the school reopens for continuous Sterling academic activities as soon as possible.

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