The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government on Saturday morning directed the reopening of all Chrisland Schools in the State after it was closed over the sex-in-Dubai scandal involving underage pupil of the school.
Chrisland schools were shut down on April 18, 2022, by the State Government after a sex tape the school pupils went viral on the internet.
In the video, some pupils from the school, during a recent trip to Dubai to participate in the World School Games between March 10 and 13, 2022, were seen engaging in a sexual act.
It had sparked public outrage, leading to the closure of the school by the state government.
However, the Lagos State Commissioner of Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, explained in a statement that the reopening of the school was to ensure that other students were not denied access to learning while an investigation into the issue continued.
In a statement she signed, the Commissioner said the school’s Parent Teachers’ Association would be working on scheduled psychosocial support for the students involved in the immoral act.
The statement read, “The Lagos State Ministry of Education has directed that all Chrisland Schools shut for alleged misconduct of some students in Dubai be reopened from Monday, April 25, 2022.
“The directive follows a review of the ongoing administrative investigation into the incident. Besides, it is to ensure that students are not denied access to learning when the new term begins on Monday April 25 2022.
“The State Government shut the schools for the safety of students and the staff and to ensure unhindered investigation of the incident.
“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.”