The Lagos State Government has ordered the reopening of all Chrisland Schools in the state, one week after its abrupt closure over a viral explicit video of some pupils at the school.
The state government had on Monday, April 18 ordered the closure of the school’s branches in Lagos state following the misconduct of five of its pupils during a trip to Dubai.
In a recent development, the state government, in a statement signed by the commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo, directed the schools to reopen on Monday, ahead of the start of the third term of the present 2021/2022 academic session.
“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.” The statement reads.