Lagos reopens Chrisland Schools

Lagos State Government has reopened Chrisland Schools across the state which were closed over sexual acts between some pupils of the school.

The government’s decision to reopen the schools comes less than a week after it ordered the closure for investigation.

Explaining why the government decided to open the schools, commissioner for education Folasade Adefisayo said it is to ensure students resume learning when the new term begins.

“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 statement said.

“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 the safety of students and the staff and to ensure unhindered investigation of the incident.

“The Ministry of Education and other relevant agencies of the State, in conjunction with the school’s Parent Teachers Association, will be working on scheduled psychosocial support for the students.”

The commissioner 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 future occurrences.