JUST IN: LAGOS GOVT REOPENS CHRISLAND SCHOOLS

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor, has directed the State Ministry of Education to re-open all Chrisland School shut across the state.

The schools which were shut in the wake of alleged sexual misconduct of some students in Dubai and the video that went viral on socio media will be reopened on Monday, April 25, 2022.

According to the state Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, who announced the reopening order, “the directive follows a review of the ongoing administrative investigation into the incident.

“Besides, it is to ensure that students are not denied access to learning when the new term begins on Monday, 25th April 2022.”

Adefisayo 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.”

Meanwhile, the commissioner said, the Ministry will launch the reviewed guidelines/protocols governing private and public schools across the state within the next month.

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