Following the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran, at Chrisland School, the Lagos state government has released a statement. The statement was signed by the state commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, ordering the temporary shutdown of Chrisland Schools, pending the result of an investigation into the unfortunate incident.
LASG ORDERS CLOSURE OF CHRISLAND SCHOOLThe Lagos State Ministry of Education has ordered the temporary closure of Chrisland School, Opebi-Ikeja, following the reported death of a student of the School, Whytney Adeyemi.
She had complained about a not-too-buoyant health and we immediately contacted her parents
We immediately notified regulatory stakeholders and agencies to allow for a comprehensive evaluation and assessment of the developments.In spite of the compelling imperatives to fill any information gaps in public space, we stopped short of making any media sensation out of this, because the deceased in question, was a minor and is deserving of our unqualified respect.We also prioritised according respect to the privacy of the family and were with them consistently, to mourn together. This is a painful loss for all of us.
Finally, the school announced its commitment to support the family of the deceased stating:
As we continue to uphold the sobriety of this moment, we resist any urge to join issues on her treasured memory, in media trends.As we await the outcome of an independent post-mortem process, we remain unwaveringly committed to supporting the family at this critical moment and pray fervently for the fortitude to bear her painful loss.