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Dowen College Remains Closed As Other Lagos Schools Resume Tuesday

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As public and private elementary and secondary schools in Lagos resumes on Tuesday for the start of the second quarter, state officials have said the beleaguered Dowen College, a high school located in Lekki, will not reopen.

Lovetvnews Nigeria reports that the government said until investigations into the unfortunate incident of the death of one of its two high school students, Sylvester Oromoni Junior, who was allegedly beaten and forced to drink a poisonous substance allegedly by some bullying seniors, comes to a logical conclusion, the school said. you will not be allowed to resume.

 

This is because the government has advised school administrators to intensify school safety measures and reduce unfavorable safety incidents in schools and their neighborhoods.

 

According to a deputy director in charge of the education ministry’s public affairs unit, Ganiu Lawal, very soon the school will also join others to resume, but “not until ongoing investigations about the unfortunate incident reach an advanced stage. “

 

Lawal explained further that since the matter is not strictly a matter of state and with the participation of the police and other parties, “it would be ideal if all the dotted“ ts ”and“ is ”were crossed out.

 

“But I can assure you that the problem will be resolved very soon, but they will not resume tomorrow,” Lawal said.

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