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Lagos Govt Closes Redeemer’s School After The Death Of A 5-Year-old

Lagos Govt Closes Redeemer’s School After The Death Of A 5-Year-old 

Chidera, a five-year-old student, was playing at the edge of the pool with his friends when he fell in.

By Omotayo Olutekunbi

The Redeemer’s Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, will close on Monday, July 4, 2022, according to the announcement made by Lagos State Commissioner for Education Folasade Adefisayo.

After a five-year-old student drowned while taking a swimming lesson, the school was closed.

According to reports, Chidera Eze, a student, drowned in May while participating in a swimming session the school had organized at the Ivory Health Club on Ogundana Street in Ikeja.

Punch said that Chidera fell into the pool as he and his friends were playing at the edge of it.

The commissioner said in a statement announcing the development that the school still has to finish its registration and is not, therefore, yet a recognized institution.

Adefisayo said: “The school will remain closed, pending an administrative investigation of its operations and procedures as well as the conduct of its officials — in line with schools’ safety standards and guidelines.

“The investigation is the sequel to the death of a five-year-old pupil, who is suspected to have drowned during a swimming lesson while in the custody of the school.

“The police are investigating the matter.

“A preliminary probe by the Office of Education Quality Assurance of the Ministry has shown that the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, is yet to conclude its registration and is, therefore, not yet an approved school.

“The Ministry is concerned about the safety of the pupils, hence the need for intervention.

“The school will remain closed until all the required approval processes are concluded. Parents are advised to note the closure and wait for the conclusion of the administrative investigation.”

Mr. Anthony, the father of the deceased, blamed the death of his son on the carelessness of the administrators of the school.

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