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Lagos Shuts Dowen College Lekki Over Pupil’s Death

The Lagos State Government on Friday ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Master Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr), a student of the school.

The State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, made the announcement of the closure after a meeting with the School’s Management and Staff on Friday.

Mrs. Adefisayo, however, called for calm among the stakeholders, stressing that no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has also commiserated with the parents of Master Sylvester Oromoni (Jnr), the 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, who died recently.

Speaking on the incident, the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, said the incident is very shocking and the State is indeed sad about the loss of the promising youth.

She stated that a delegation of top-level management staff of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and the Police, has visited the school on a fact-finding mission.

According to her, preliminary investigations revealed that the late Sylvester Oromoni was indeed enrolled as a student of Dowen College in its boarding facility and had been treated by the school’s medical personnel before the school requested that the parents take him away for further care.

“The State Government is in touch with the parents at this difficult time. We reassure the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni and Lagosians at large that efforts are being made to unravel the circumstances leading to his demise, even as we reiterate the government’s commitment to Child Protection and Safety in the State”, the Commissioner said.

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