The Lagos state government has directed that all Chrisland School be reopened on Monday — a few days after it was shut down over a sex tape scandal involving its pupils.

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Folasade Adefisayo, the commissioner of education, broke the news in a statement on Saturday.

According to the commissioner, the directive followed “a review of ongoing administrative investigation into the incident”.

Adefisayo added the directive is to ensure students of the school are not denied access to learning when schools across the state resume on Monday.

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The commissioner also said the ministry would be collaborating with other stakeholders to provide psychosocial support for the affected pupils.

“The Lagos State Ministry of Education has directed that all Chrisland Schools shut for alleged misconduct of some students in Dubai be reopened from Monday, April 25th, 2022,” the statement read.

“The directive follows a review of the ongoing administrative investigation into the incident. Besides, it is to ensure that students are not denied access to learning when the new term begins on Monday 25th April 2022.

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“The state Government shut the schools for the safety of students and the staff and to ensure unhindered investigation of the incident.

“The ministry of education and other relevant agencies of the state, in conjunction with the school’s Parent Teachers Association, will be working on scheduled psychosocial support for the students.

“An extensive assessment of the school’s procedure, especially on external trips and excursions, is being made to identify safety gaps and prevent such incidents.

“Besides, the ministry will launch the reviewed guidelines/protocols governing private and public schools across the state within the next one month.”

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The school has been in the news since a woman claimed her 10-year-old daughter was raped during its trip to Dubai

Pupils from the private school located in Victoria Garden City were in the UAE to participate in the World School Games between March 10 and 13, 2022.



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