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Sexual abuse: Lagos govt reopens Chrisland schools

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The Lagos State Ministry of Education has announced the reopening of Chrisland Schools on Saturday morning.

This was disclosed in a statement released on the official Twitter page of the ministry.

The school was shut down about five days ago after the video of the alleged rape of a 10-year-old female student by her fellow students went viral on social media.

However, the commissioner said the reopening is to ensure that students are not denied access to learning when schools across the state resume on Monday.

According to the statement titled ‘LASG REOPENS CHRISLAND,’ the state government noted that it will be working with other agencies to ‘will be working on a scheduled psychosocial support for the students.’

The statement read: “The Ministry has directed that all Chrisland Schools shut for alleged misconduct of some students in Dubai be reopened from Monday, April 25th, 2022.

“The directive follows a review of the ongoing administrative investigation into the incident.

“The State Government shut the schools for the safety of students and the staff and to ensure unhindered investigation of the incident.

“Besides, it is to ensure that students are not denied access to learning when the new term begins on Monday 25th April 2022.

“The Ministry of Education and other relevant agencies of the State, in conjunction with the school’s Parent Teachers Association, will be working on scheduled psychosocial support for the students.

“An extensive assessment of the school’s procedure, especially on external trips and excursions, is being made to identify safety gaps and prevent such incidents.

“The Ministry will launch the reviewed guidelines/protocols governing private and public schools across the state within the next one month.”