The Lagos State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of Dowen College, Lekki, over the death of a student, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr.
12-year-old Sylvester died after he was allegedly beaten by other students after he refused to be initiated into a secret cult.
Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo announced the closure on Friday, December 3 after a meeting with the School Management and Staff.
The Commissioner called for calm, saying no effort would be spared in getting to the root of the incident.
Following the controversial circumstance surrounding the death of Sylvester Oromoni a 12-year-old student of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, the school has announced that it will be temporarily shutting down.
In a newsletter sent through email to parents and guardians by the school’s management, the school stated that it will be closed for two days, following the death of one of their students, Sylvester.
The letter read: “Dear Parents, in view of the current situation concerning the school and considering the emotions of our students, we have advised that our students stay home tomorrow (today) Friday 3rd and Monday 6th.
“This will also afford the students opportunity to revise for their forthcoming examinations starting next week.
“Thank you for your understanding.”
Meanwhile, Vanguard learned that that two of the students, whose names were mentioned by Sylvester before his death, have flown out of the country by their parents.