The federal government, on Tuesday, set up a panel to investigate the alleged sexual assault of a JSS 2 female student of Queen’s College, Yaba, Lagos by a male teacher.
The male teacher, Mr. Olaseni Oshifala, who is a biology teacher at secondary school, was accused by a parent, Mrs. Chinenye Okoye, of making sexual advances at the girl; kissing and touching her private parts.
A statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Ben Goong, said the investigative panel had an ultimatum of two weeks to submit its report.
“Worried by the development, the Minister of State for Education Prof. Anthony Anwuka, constituted a five-man panel on Tuesday (yesterday), which he also dispatched immediately to the college.
“The panel, whose members’ identities were concealed by the minister, is to unravel the veracity of the allegations levelled against the teacher,” Goong said.
Parents, guardians, students and staff of Queen’s College with credible information on the matter, were advised to avail same to the committee via the following telephone number: 07034613096 and email: [email protected].
“Let me also use the opportunity to advise all parents to remain calm and avoid taking rash decisions that may affect their wards adversely,” he said.