Lagos Govt Reopens Chrisland School After Minors’ Sex Tape Scandal Controversy

Written by on April 23, 2022

The Lagos State Government has announced the reopening of Chrisland school one week after its abrupt closure over an alleged sexual misconduct by five pupils of the school during an international trip.

The government had on Monday announced the closure of all the branches of the school in the state.

It said the development became necessary towards ensuring safety of the students and staff, “and to ensure unhindered investigation of the incident.”

But ahead of the resumption of third term in the ongoing 2021/2022 academic session, the state government, via a statement signed by the commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo, directed the schools to reopen on Monday.

The statement reads in part:

“The Lagos State Ministry of Education has directed that all Chrisland Schools shut for alleged misconduct of some students in Dubai be reopened from Monday April 25th, 2022.

“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.”

Meanwhile, without stating the status of the investigation reportedly launched into the alleged scandal, the government said the education ministry and other agencies in the state would collaborate with the schools parent teachers’ association (PTA) to provide psychosocial support for the affected students.

The statement added that 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.”

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