Lagos govt shuts Redeemers School over death of pupil

The Redeemers Nursery and Primary School in Ogba has been closed by the Lagos State Government, Charmingpro reports.

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Chidera Eze, a five-year-old pupil, died during a swimming lesson, prompting the sanction.

Chidera and his friends were reportedly playing near the pool when he collapsed inside.

In May, the incident occurred at the Ivory Health Club on Ogundana Street in Ikeja.

Anthony Eze, the deceased’s father, blamed his child’s death on the school officials’ negligence.

The Ministry of Education announced on Monday that the Redeemers School will remain closed pending an administrative investigation.

According to a statement by Education Commissioner Folashade Adefisayo, its operations, procedures, and officials’ conduct regarding safety standards will be investigated.

According to her, a preliminary investigation by the Office of Education Quality Assurance revealed that the school has yet to complete its registration and thus is not approved.

The commissioner advised parents and guardians to take note of the closure and wait for the investigation to be completed.

“The Ministry is concerned about the safety of the students,” she explained, “hence the need for intervention.”


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