The Lagos State Government has placed Chrisland High School, Ikeja, on probation for one academic session to monitor adherence to safety policies and guidelines.
This is following the death of Whitney Adeniran – a pupil of the school who died during the school’s inter-house sports competition at the Agege Stadium, in the Agege Local Government Area of the state.
The probation placed on the school was disclosed in a press statement posted on the Lagos state government’s official website.
The statement noted that the State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo announced the probation during a recent meeting between the management of Chrisland schools and government agencies under the Lagos State Joint Task Force in charge of the implementation of the child protection and safeguarding policy.
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The government also directed the management of Chrisland Schools to implement short and long-term reforms in school governance.
It also directed the schools’ management to recruit a certified Risk Manager to conduct and render a detailed analysis of risk management of the group of schools and ensure all students, staff, and stakeholders of the school affected by the death of the late Miss Adeniran are given psycho-social therapy and trauma counselling.
Adefisayo said, “The stipulated conditions are outcomes of official investigations and reviews by all the agencies that form the Task Force and an example of the usual conditions precedent to reopening schools closed for any form of infraction in Lagos State”.
The Managing Director of Chrisland Schools, Ibironke Adeyemi, who led Chrisland School management to the meeting, promised that the school will fulfil all requirements as directed by the ministry.