Lagos Govt. Orders Indefinite Closure Of Dowen College Amid Heightened Tension

The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College in a bid to get to the root of the incident that killed one of its students, Sylvester Oromoni.

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A statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, of the Lagos State Ministry of Education read:

“The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, a student of the school.
Commissioner for Education Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.

“The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort will be spared in getting to the root of the incident.”

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The management of Dowen College shut down school activities for three days following the death of a student, Sylvester Oromoni.


The indefinite shutting of the school by the state government comes a few hours after the school management, in a letter directed to parents notified on a planned shutting of the school for three days owing to the tension surrounding Sylvester Oromoni’s death.

Meanwhile, the death of the a 12-year-old student who was allegedly beaten to death by his peers over refusal to join a cult group has continued on discussions around the country.

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