The state education minister Anthony Anwukah has set up panel to investigate an alleged sexual assault on a female student of Queens College, Lagos.
The education ministry’s press director Ben Bem Goong released a statement in which he said the minister is extremely concerned about the allegation.
The statement said Mr Anwukah urged the panel to unravel the truth behind the allegation and make recommendations to the government based on truth, justice and fairness to all parties.
“Apparently disturbed by media reports over alleged sexual assault on a JSS II female student of Queens College by a male teacher in the same school, the minister has set up a panel to unravel the veracity of the allegations being levelled against the teacher,” the statement said.
“Several reports from the conventional and social media networks in the past few days have indicated that there was an alleged case of sexual molestation on a JSS II student by a teacher in the same school.
“The minister has assured the general public, particularly parents and guardians whose wards are in any of the Unity Schools and other federal government colleges that their children are in safe hands.
“He said that the government will continue to do everything possible within the ambit of the law to protect their wards in all government schools across the country, including Queens College, Lagos,” the statement said.
The minister advised the parents of Queens College students to remain calm and avoid taking rash decisions.
According to the statement, the investigation panel has two weeks within which to submit its report.