Lagos State Government has clarified that its order for the temporary closure of Chrisland Schools only affects Chrisland High School, Ikeja, and not all the schools being operated by the owners.
According to the Ministry of Education, the clarification is necessary to address the anxiety of parents and members of the public on the erroneous claim that the school defied the State Government order on its closure.
The State, in a statement signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Ganiu Lawal, noted that, “for the avoidance of doubt, only Chrisland High School Ikeja, where Whitney was a student until the unfortunate incident, remains closed as directed and the school authority has complied.
“The regrettable death of Whitney, as reported, is undergoing investigation by the police and relevant agencies of the Lagos State Government. The findings of the investigation will be made public as soon as it is completed.
“However, Chrisland High School, Ikeja, will remain temporarily closed to students and staff to allow unhindered investigations and afford all stakeholders, including parents, students, staff, and friends of the deceased, time to grieve.”