Lagos State Closes Redeemer's School Over Death Of Pupil - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, July 4, 2022

Lagos State Closes Redeemer's School Over Death Of Pupil

Mrs Folashade Adefisayo , Lagos state Commissioner for Education

| The Daily Crucible | Monday, July 4, 2022

The Lagos State Government on Monday  closed a school owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) over the drowning of a five-year-old pupil, Chidere Eze.

The pupil was said to have drowned in May during a swimming coaching session organised by the school at a private facility in the Ikeja area of the city.

The Lagos State Government announced this in a statement, nothing that investigation into the school in the state  had revealed that it was yet to complete its registration, and so was not fit to run.

The statement which was signed by the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, also noted that the school would remain closed, “pending an administrative investigation of its operations and procedures as well as the conduct of its officials – in line with schools’ safety standards and guidelines.

“The investigation is a sequel to the death of a five-year-old pupil, who is suspected to have drowned during a swimming lesson while in the custody of the school. The police are investigating the matter.

“A preliminary probe by the Office of Education Quality Assurance of the Ministry has shown that the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, is yet to conclude its registration and is, therefore, not yet an approved school,” the statement reads in part.

Mrs Adefisayo said her ministry is concerned about the pupils’ safety, and that “the school will remain closed until all the required approval processes are concluded.”

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