Lagos State Government has shut down  Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos following the death of a 12-year –old student Sylvester  Oromoni.


In a statement shared on  Facebook, the Lagos State Ministry of Education ordered an indefinite closure of the school pending the outcome of an investigation.


The statement reads:  ‘’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.


The 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.’’


Ganiu  Lawal

Assistant  Director, Public Affairs

Ministry of Education

3rd December 2021


Information gathered revealed that the boy sustained the internal injury after he was bullied by a fellow student.

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