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SANWO-OLU REOPENS CHRISLAND SCHOOLS

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the reopening of Chrisland Schools five days after its closure over viral sex tapes of some students during a school trip to Dubai.

The state government had shut down the school onApril 18 to investigate the alleged sexual violation during the World School Games.

Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo announced on Saturday the reopening of all seven branches in the state effective Monday, April 22.

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“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 statement said.

The commissioner said the ministry of education and other agencies in the state would collaborate with the parent teachers’ association (PTA) to schedule psychosocial support for the five pupils.

The commissioner said the ministry of education and other agencies in the state would collaborate with the parent teachers’ association (PTA) to schedule psychosocial support for the five pupils.

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The commissioner added that the ministry would assess the school’s procedure on international trips and excursions to prevent future occurrence of such incidents.

“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,” the statement said.

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Five pupils of Chrisland School were involved in sexual misconduct according to the school and videos posted online.

The incident happened while the pupils of Chrisland joined their pairs from different parts of the world on a school trip to Dubai to participate in the World School Games between March 10-13.

 

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