Following the death of Sylvester Oromoni, the Lagos State Ministry of Education has asked the management of Dowen College, Lekki, to remedy identified deficiencies in its administration revealed during the ministry’s inspection and exhaustive inquiry.
In a statement made available to Newsmen, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, clarified the destiny of Dowen College pupils in light of the commencement of classes for the second term in Lagos State.
She stated that her office was looking into the boarding school’s operational rules as well as the requirements for establishing a residential school in the state.
“Dowen College management has been mandated to fix school governance gaps and other regulatory issues. ‘We will consider the possibility of reopening the school only when all issues surrounding school administration have been appropriately attended to,’’ the commissioner said.
The ministry was responding to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) opinion to the police that Oromoni’s death was not linked to alleged bullying.
Adefisayo offered her condolences to the late Sylvester’s family and prayed that the Lord would comfort them, noting that after the mid-term holidays, the ministry will commence the revalidation of all current boarding school facilities.
The Commissioner stated that the Ministry’s departments and agencies in charge of school monitoring and inspection are being reorganized in order to increase efficiency.