The Lagos State Government has stated that Dowen College, Lagos will not be in the list of other schools to resume on 4th January2022 until investigation s into the alleged murder of the 12- Years-old- Sylvester Oromoni has reached an advanced stage.
Oromoni Sylvester died on November 30 2021 after he was allegedly assaulted and given a harmful substance to drink by bullies in his school,Dowen College.
Ganiu Lawal, an Assistant Director ,Public Affairs Unit, in the Ministry of Education confirmed to Premium Times that the school would only join others to resume after the investigations into Oromoni’s alleged murder had reached an advanced stage
He said,”But I can assure you that very soon the issue will be resolved, but they are not resuming tomorrow”.
The State Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo released a statement on Monday, November 3, stating that bullying , cultism and other vices would not be tolerated in any part of the school.
The statement reads: “Devise appropriate strategies to advance teacher, student interaction in order to gain an insight and expose negative tendencies before they metamorphose into unfortunate situations Adequate monitoring , especially as it affects boarding school students, should be enforced to prevent the incidence of bullying and all other vices”