The Lagos state government has shut down Unic Vilos Montessori school after a two-year-old pupil was allegedly brutalised by her teacher.
According to Channels TV, Folashade Adefisayo, the state’s commissioner for education, confirmed that the ministry has ordered the closure of the school.
Adefisayo disclosed that the affected school operates without approval. She also said the state government is on the verge to to clamp down on such centres of learning.
Last week Friday, a relative to the pupil had alleged that the yet-to-be-identified teacher “brutally flogged” the little girl “because she could not recite the English alphabet.”
The incident had attracted a wave of criticism on social media platforms, with several Nigerians condemning the teacher’s action.
It also raised concerns over the rising cases of teachers subjecting their pupils to hostile treatments.
In his reaction, Jubril Gawat, special assistant on new media to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, said the case is already under probe.
According to him, the issue is being investigated by a joint team consisting of the ministries of education, justice as well as youth and social development.
The incident occurred at about the same time when another teacher in Delta was accused of subjecting a 19-month-old pupil to “brutal flogging”.
The toddler was said to have died a few days after the beating.