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Lagos State govt reveals why Chrisland School remains shut down

The Lagos State government has given reason why Chrisland School, Ikeja, Lagos, will remain shut.

Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, in a statement at the weekend, said the school would remain shut until the Lagos State government is satisfied that the lives of students in the school are not endangered and other safety concerns are addressed.

Adefisayo also said a number of steps had been taken by the Lagos government since February 10 when it got the report of the death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old pupil of the school.

The statement read in part, “On February 10, 2023, the Lagos State government received a report of the death of Whitney Omodesola Adeniran, a 12-year-old student of Chrisland High School, who was said to have slumped during her school’s inter-house sports competition on February 9, 2023.

“The school was also closed to students since the incident borders on safety of children.

“It was discovered that there were lapses. In view of the findings of the autopsy report, dated March 1, 2023, which revealed the cause of death as asphyxia and electrocution, the Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice directed that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions issues Legal Advice on the matter.

“On March 2, 2023 the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Education led a delegation to commiserate with Whitney’s family and to directly convey Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to ensuring justice for Whitney.

“Without prejudice to the criminal proceedings, the state government’s position is to the effect that the secondary school will remain closed to further interrogate endangerment of students and other concerns.”

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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