Since the last threat to kidnap pupils and principals of the Lagos State Model College, Kanon, Badagry, the Parents Teachers Association of the school has decided to issue special embossed identity cards to parents.
Kidnappers who claimed to have abducted still-missing six pupils of Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, on May 25, had recently written two letters to the junior and senior sections of the school, threatening to abduct three pupils from each section as well as the principals.
The executive of the P.T.A has asked parents to pay a total sum of 2,500 naira each for the special identity card. They agreed that no parent would be allowed to pick or drop any pupil without the identity card starting from July.
When contacted, the Chairman of the PTA, Mr. Olawale Alo, declined to confirm the development, saying that “Having identity cards is a good idea but we are still working on it. We don’t want it to be blown out of proportion. We still have to intimate the state government of whatever our own independent intervention is.’’
However, a parent in the school who craves anonymity said that parents had been asked to submit passport photographs along with 2,500 naira.