The Lagos State government has on Monday shut Redeemer’s Nursery and Primary School over the safety of pupils in the school after a 5-year-old pupil by name Chidera Eze drowned during a swimming lesson in the school’s facility. 

Driving the news 
The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, who announced the state government’s decision on the incident that took place back in May, stated that the school would remain shut until an investigation into the incident is complete. 

What the Commissioner said 
The Lagos State Commissioner briefing the public on the ongoing investigation disclosed that the Office of Education Quality Assurance of the Ministry has uncovered that Redeemer’s Nursery and Primary School hasn’t completed its registration process, hence it is not an approved school.  

  • The commissioner added that as the investigation is still ongoing, the school would remain shut following concerns over the safety of the school’s pupils by the Ministry. 

Why it matters 
For the third time in 2022, schools in Lagos State have stirred controversies through reports of deaths, misconduct and other vices. From the leaked sexual tapes in Chrisland school to the controversial death of Dowen College’s Slyvester Omoroni, these reports raise concerns of unknown activities occurring in primary and secondary schools. 

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