…as police interrogation of teachers, parents continues
Lagos State Government has reopened Chrisland Schools shut following the sex scandal that involved some of its pupils.
Recall that video of a 10-year-old pupil engaged in immorality with her colleague during a trip to Dubai, had gone viral.
The viral sex video had sparked off a nationwide outrage, as many Nigerians accused the school and parents of the pupils of poor mentoring.
Lagos State Government had swiftly moved to close down all branches of Chrisland Schools pending outcome of investigation of the scandal.
But in a statement, state Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, directed the reopening of all the shut branches of the school from Monday.
According to the statement, “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 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 a 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.”
However, police investigations of the staff of the school and parents of the pupils involved in the misconduct has continued.
It was learnt that the concerned teachers and parents are still answering questions at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department in Panti, Yaba, Lagos.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this development.