By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
The Lagos State Government has ordered the reopening of all Chrisland Schools shut down over controversies that surrounded an immoral act engaged in by some students of the school.
This was contained in a press statement by the Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, and made available to newsmen early Saturday morning.
The state government had shut down all Chrisland Schools in Lagos State on April 18, 2022.
Some pupils from the elite private school located in Victoria Garden City embarked on a trip to Dubai to participate in the World School Games between March 10 and 13, 2022 when the immoral act happened.
Following the incident, the school authorities suspended a female student indefinitely, stating that she was “a major actor” in the “immoral act.”
The government said the school’s Parent Teachers Association would be working on scheduled psychosocial support for the students involved in the immoral act.
The statement read: “The Lagos State Ministry of Education has directed that all Chrisland Schools shut for alleged misconduct of some students in Dubai be reopened from Monday, April 25th, 2022.
“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.
“The State Government shut the schools for the safety of students and the staff and to ensure unhindered investigation of the incident.
“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.
“Besides, the Ministry will launch the reviewed guidelines/protocols governing private and public schools across the state within the next one month.”