Lagos Shuts Redeemer’s School After Five-Year-Old Pupil Drowns During Swimming Lessons

Redeemers Nursery and Primary School in Ogba, Ikeja, has been closed by the Lagos State Government after five-year-old student Chidera Eze passed away on the school grounds.

In May 2022, Chidera perished while participating in a swimming class sponsored by the school in the state’s Ikeja district. According to reports, Chidera was playing with his friends at the pool’s edge when he fell in and drowned.

The school will remain closed while an administrative investigation into its operations is conducted, according to a statement made by the state’s commissioner for education, Folasade Adefisayo, because it has been determined the institution has not finished registering.

The statement reads

”The Lagos State Ministry of Education has shut the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba. The school will remain closed, pending an administrative investigation of its operations and procedures as well as the conduct of its officials – in line with schools’ safety standards and guidelines.

The investigation is sequel to the death of a five-year-old pupil, who is suspected to have drowned during a swimming lesson while in the custody of the school. The police are investigating the matter.

A preliminary probe by the Office of Education Quality Assurance of the Ministry has shown that the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, is yet to conclude its registration and is, therefore, not yet an approved school.

The Ministry is concerned about the safety of the pupils, hence the need for intervention. The school will remain closed until all the required approval processes are concluded. Parents are advised to note the closure and wait for the conclusion of the administrative investigation”

This is sad!!!


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