The Government of Lagos State will interrogate the management of Chrisland School, Ikeja, Lagos on student engagement and other concerns.
This was revealed by the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, in a statement during the weekend.
According to Adefisayo, the school will remain closed until the state government is assured of the safety of students of the school.
The Commissioner further stated that the government had made effort since the report of the death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old pupil of the school, got to its notice on February 10.
“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 the 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," the statement reads.
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