The Lagos State Government (LASG) has been praised by the National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) for shutting down Christland Schools following an alleged sexual scandal involving some of its students.
Following the viral sex video of minor children at the school, the Lagos State Government ordered that all Chrisland Schools in the state be shuttered on Monday.
It was stated that Chrisland Schools across the state were closed to allow for a thorough inquiry.
The parents of a 10-year-old girl featured in the video, according to sources, are adamant that she was raped.
The state administration, on the other hand, claimed it was looking into the allegations.
The LASG said in a statement to newsmen in Lagos on Monday that it had been alerted to an alleged sexual abuse case involving students from the Chrisland Schools in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
From March 10 to March 13, they competed in the World School Games.
In response to the news, Mr Adeolu Ogunbanjo, Deputy National President of the NAPTAN, praised the Lagos State Government for taking prompt action, characterizing it as a first and correct step in the right way.
Ogunbanjo, on the other hand, expressed sadness over the event, which he claims is not a rape case, as the mother of the suspended student stated in the viral video.
“I wholeheartedly support LASG’s decision to keep the schools closed. I have faith in the Lagos State Commissioner of Education to ensure that rigorous investigations are launched right away.
“It’s a shame, and it’s a really sad one.” I watched the video, and based on what I saw, it appears to be the outcome of poor parenting, indiscipline, and inappropriate sex education counseling.
“There is also an administrative issue since, despite the fact that they are minors, males and girls are not supposed to be in the same hotel room,” he explained.
He also chastised the Chrisland Schools Management’s reaction to the situation, claiming that since March, they should have informed and accompanied their children.
People are likely to have an unfavorable opinion of the school, which has over seven branches across the state, according to Ogunbajo, who stressed the importance of adequately addressing the matter.
“The late Sylvester Oromoni of Dowen College, Lekki, is still fresh in people’s minds, and now this one, all at private schools,” she said.
“Considering the ages of the youngsters involved, it’s distressing,” he continued.