Lagos Reopens Chrisland School

  • Schedules Meeting With Management

Chrisland School in Opebi has been reopened partially by the Lagos State Government for physical learning ahead of the school’s upcoming examinations.

Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, Lagos State made this announcement in a statement addressed to the school’s management.

Adefisayo said that the state government had granted the school approval to open for physical classes for only students in JSS 3 and SS 3 to enable them to prepare for their upcoming examinations.

The letter also invited the school management to a meeting at the ministry on Thursday, March 30.

It will be recalled that the state government shut the school down on March 3rd following the death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old girl who slumped and died during the school inter-house sports on February 9th.
Meanwhile Earlier today, March 28, Parents Teachers Association, PTA, in a press release signed by the chairpersons, stated that it had sent a letter of appeal to the Lagos State Government, passionately requesting for the reopening of the school. This, they said, was for the sake of the 500 plus students who have been stranded at home since the closure.
Disclosing that some of the students in year 9 and year 12 have terminal examinations, external examinations and international exams to sit for, in the coming weeks.

The statement reads, “The PTA notes with regret that the school has remained shut even though the incident leading to the closure did not happen within the school premises in the first place. The PTA is also very much aware that the Coroner’s Inquest is currently ongoing regarding the matter. Therefore, the continuous closure of the School in the face of an ongoing
Coroner’s Inquest and other investigations on the matter defies logic.
“The PTA submits that it is morally unfair to make other innocent children suffer for what they know nothing about with the educational trajectory of most of them hanging in the balance and indeed, about to be completely jeopardized by the continuous closure of the school.”

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