The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the State Ministry of Education to re-open all Chrisland Schools shut across the state with effect from Monday, April 25, 2022.
You would recall that the schools were shut in the wake of an alleged sexual misconduct of some students during a schools games in Dubai, where a video of some incidences went viral on social media.
The State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, announced the reopening order, saying: “the directive follows a review of the ongoing administrative investigation into the incident.”
She further said “Besides, it is to ensure that students are not denied access to learning when the new term begins on Monday, 25th April 2022.”
She explained that the state government had shut the schools for the safety of students and the staff and to ensure an unhindered investigation of the incident.
She continued: “The Ministry of Education and other relevant agencies of the State, in conjunction with the school’s Parent Teachers Association, will be working on scheduled psychosocial support for the students.”
“An extensive assessment of the school’s procedure, especially on external trips and excursions, is being made to identify safety gaps and prevent such incidents.”