The Lagos State Ministry of Education has released a statement clarifying its order of the shutdown of Chrisland Secondary Schools following the death of Whitney Adeniran, one of its students.
The closure of the school was disclosed earlier by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, who added that an investigation is ongoing.
However, there are reports that the school has defied the government's order and is still operating, leading to the clarification on Tuesday.
Speaking via the statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ganiu Lawal, the ministry stated that the order only affects Chrisland School in Ikeja where the late Adeniran was a student.
It added that only the Ikeja branch of the school will remain closed for the time being.
“Chrisland High School, Ikeja, will remain temporarily closed to students and staff to allow unhindered investigations and afford all stakeholders, including parents, students, staff, and friends of the deceased, time to grieve.
“The regrettable death of Whitney, as reported, is undergoing investigation by the police and relevant agencies of the Lagos State Government,” the statement added.