Lagos State Government yet to Decide on Reopening of Dowen College

Contrary to reports making the rounds following a statement credited to the Ministry of Education that it has decided to reopen the school on some conditions, the State Government says it is yet to decide on the reopening of Dowen College, Lekki, which was shut down due to the death of Sylvester Oromoni, who was allegedly manhandled and killed by some fellow students in the school.

However, a statement by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Mr. Ganiu Lawal, said the media should wait for the final position of the government on the matter.

The statement, posted on the social media platform of the ministry through which it interacts with its media partners read, “Dear Colleagues, Following the press release just issued by the Ministry. We kindly request that you disregard and step down as a new development will be issued soon.

The Lagos state government shut down the school last December as a result of the outcry that greeted the death of the boy.

The family of the deceased, through the father, Sylvester Oromoni, Snr, swiftly rejected the report and called on President Muhammadu Buhari and others to ensure justice is done.

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