The Lagos State government has ordered the reopening of all schools in Chrisland due to controversies surrounding an immoral act committed by some students at the school.

This was in a press statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Ms. Folasade Adefisayo, made available to The punch early Saturday morning.

The punch had reported that the state government closed all Chrisland Schools in Lagos State on 18 April 2022.

Some students from the elite private school located in Victoria Garden City undertook a trip to Dubai to participate in the World School Games between March 10 and 13, 2022 when the immoral act took place.

Following the incident, school authorities suspended a student indefinitely, saying she was “a major player” in an “immoral act”.

The government said the school’s parents’ association would work on programmed psychosocial support for students involved in the immoral act.

The statement read: “The Lagos State Department of Education has ordered that all schools in Chrisland closed for alleged misconduct by some students in Dubai be reopened from Monday, April 25, 2022.

“The directive follows a review of the ongoing administrative investigation into the incident. Additionally, this is to ensure that students are not denied access to learning when the new term begins on Monday, April 25, 2022.

“The state government has closed the schools for the safety of students and staff and to ensure an unhindered investigation into the incident.

“The Department of Education and other relevant state agencies, in conjunction with the school’s Parents’ Association, will work on scheduled psychosocial support for students.

“A thorough assessment of the school’s procedure, particularly during external trips and excursions, is underway to identify security gaps and prevent such incidents.

“In addition, the ministry will launch the revised guidelines/protocols governing private and public schools in the state within the next month.”

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