Lagos Govt Shuts Dowen College Indefinitely Over Misterous Death Of A Pupil - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, December 3, 2021

Lagos Govt Shuts Dowen College Indefinitely Over Misterous Death Of A Pupil


Lagos State Government  has shut down Dowen College Lekki Phase 1 indefinitely, following the death of one its pupils, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr 

The State Education Commissioner, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo who announced the closure on Friday after a visit to the school with  other top officials of the Ministry of Education, explained that the decision was to allow Investigation into the controversial circumstances surrounding the death of the pupil last Tuesday

Both the school and family members of the late 12 year-old boy disagreed on what led to his death while family claimed that he died as a result of injuries he got from being beaten by fellow pupils forcing him to join a cult, the school claimed he got injured while playing football.

The commissioner in a statement by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr. Ganiu Lawal, reads in parts:

“The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki , pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.

“Commissioner for Education Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.

“The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.

“The Commissioner, in an earlier statement, commiserated with Sylvester’s family.

“Lagos State Government sends its condolences to the Parents of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr.,a student of Dowen College, Lekki.

“The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, notes that this incident is shocking and the State is indeed sad about this great loss.

“The State Government is in touch with the parents in this difficult time.

“We reassure the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at large that efforts are being made to unravel the circumstances leading to his demise, even as we reiterate the Government’s commitment to Child Protection.”, she concluded

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