Lagos Clarifies, Only Chrisland High School Was Shut

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has clarified that it shut only Chrisland High School, Ikeja and not all schools or campuses managed by the system.

The government had on Sunday ordered the closure of the highbrow school following the death of 12-year-old Whitney Adeniran.

A statement by the Asst. Director, Public Affairs of the Ministry of Education,
Ganiu Lawal, said the clarification became necessary after confusion arose as a result of the opening of the primary school section of the Opebi campus.

The statement said, “…following an official order for the temporary closure of one of the Chrisland Schools affects only Chrisland High School, Ikeja, and not all the schools operated by the owners.”

“This clarification is necessary to address the anxiety of parents and members of the public on the erroneous claim that the school defied the State Government order on its closure.

“For the avoidance of doubt, only Chrisland High School Ikeja, where Whitney was a student until the unfortunate incident, remains closed as directed and the school authority has complied.

“The regrettable death of Whitney, as reported, is undergoing investigation by the police and relevant agencies of the Lagos State Government. The findings of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is completed.

“However, 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.”

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