Chrisland High School, Opebi branch, has been granted permission to reopen for physical learning ahead of upcoming exams after parents appealed to the Lagos State government.
The school had been closed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on March 3, 2023, following an investigation into the death of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran, to allow for investigation and grieving.
He added, “In view of the circumstances surrounding the death of the child, the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice ordered a coroner’s inquest into the matter to ascertain the cause.
“The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital conducted the autopsy on February 15.
“It was conducted by Prof. Sunday Soyemi, Consultant Pathologist, LASUTH in the presence of Dr Samuel Keshinro, Consultant Pathologist, representing the deceased’s family and Dr Olugbenga Oyewole, Consultant Pathologist representing Chrisland Schools.
“The autopsy report, dated March 1, revealed the cause of death as asphyxia and electrocution.
“The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice consequently directed that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions issue legal advice on the matter.
“Without prejudice to the criminal proceedings, the school will remain shut to further interrogate the endangerment of students and others,’’ he added.