LASG shuts down Redeemers School over death of Pupil during Swimming Lesson

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Lagos state government has shut down Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, following the death of Chidera Eze, a five-year-old pupil of the school during swimming lesson.

The late Chidera was alleged to have drowned in the pool during the Swimming Lesson while in the Custody of the School.

The state government said 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.

This was made known via a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo.

A preliminary probe by the Office of Education Quality Assurance of the Ministry revealed 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,” the Lagos State government stated.