Ogun State Government suspends School Principal who conducts virginity test on her pupils

The Ogun State Government has suspended the Principal, Ajuwon Senior High School, Ajuwon, Ifo Local Government Area, Ogun State, Olufunke Oladeojobi, for allegedly conducting virginity test on her pupils.

Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Segun Odubela confirmed that Oladeojobi had been suspended.

Odubela said, “A five-man committee comprising officials of the Ministry of Education and the state Teaching Service Commission has been set up to investigate Oladeojobi.

“The committee has been mandated to report back to the government in 14 days. Right now, all I can tell you is that we have suspended her pending the conclusion of investigation.”

Oladeojobi, a reverend, was said to have on December 10 invited a nurse to the school to carry out virginity tests on a group of 10 students.

The principal, who the pupils described as a strict disciplinarian, did not seek the consent of the parents/guardians of the pupils before conducting the test.

During the test, it was alleged that the principal and the nurse whose name could not be ascertained dipped their fingers into the pupils’ private part.

But the matter got out of hand when one of the pupils started bleeding after she had been ‘tested.’

Parents of the pupils later stormed the school in protest resulting in the invitation of policemen from Ajuwon Division.