Following the death of 12-year-old Whitney Adeniran, the government of Lagos State has placed Chrisland High School, Ikeja, on probation for one academic session to monitor adherence to safety policies and guidelines.
The State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo disclosed this on Tuesday, April 4, while giving an update on the recent meeting between the management of Chrisland Schools and government agencies under the Lagos State Joint Task Force in charge of the implementation of the child protection and safeguarding policy.
The meeting, which was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Lagos State Safety Commission and Office of Domestic and S3xual Violence Agency and others which made up the Joint Task Force, directed Chrisland to outline leadership functions as well as strengthen risk and safety management in all schools under its jurisdiction.
Also, the Lagos State Ministry of Education has directed the management of Chrisland Schools to urgently implement short and long-term reforms in school governance,
Furthermore, the school management has been directed to recruit a certified Risk Manager to conduct and render a detailed analysis of risk management of the group of schools and ensure all students, staff, and stakeholders of the school, who were affected by the death of the Miss Adeniran are given psycho-social therapy and trauma counseling.
“The stipulated conditions are outcomes of official investigations and reviews by all the agencies that form the Task Force and an example of the usual conditions precedent to reopening schools closed for any form of infraction in Lagos State”.Adefisayo said
The Managing Director of Chrisland Schools, Ibironke Adeyemi, who led Chrisland School management to the meeting, promised that the school will fulfill all requirements as directed by the Ministry.
This is coming weeks after the death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old pupil of the school. Whitney died during the school's inter-house sports on February 9 at the Agege stadium.