The Lagos State government in a statement on Monday, 27th March, 2023, through the state Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, have announced that the ministry has granted permission for students in junior secondary and senior secondary school, to access the school branch in Opebi to begin preparation ahead of their examinations due to begin soon.

Chrisland School

This is after concerned parents made an appeal in an open letter addressed to the Governor of Lagos state signed by Mrs. E. Kanu, Mr. M. Durowoju, and others noting that as concerned parents of students of Chrisland High School Opebi, they are writing to appreciate the governor’s unbiased and unalloyed support to the family of Whitney Adesola Adeniran and the entire Chrisland School following the untimely and regrettable incident that occurred at Agege Stadium on February 9, 2023.

Parents of all Chrisland School Units who visited the Ministry of Education on Monday, 27th March, to seek the government’s understanding for the sake of all students, some of whom have forthcoming terminal examinations.

Governor Sanwo-Olu through the state Ministry of Education had ordered the close down of the school on the March 3, 2023, following the investigation leading to the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran, and to pave way for unhindered investigation and to afford all stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and friends of the deceased, time to grieve.

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo

He had ordered for an immediate investigation and autopsy leading to the death of Miss Whitney Adeniran.

 Autopsy report of late Whitney Adeniran, dated March 1, 2023, revealed her cause of death as asphyxia and electrocution.

The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice consequently directed that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions issue legal advice on the matter.

Story: Hilda Katu