Chrisland High School parents have petitioned Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to reopen the school so that pupils can complete the term’s academic calendar.
The Lagos State government had on February 13, 2023, closed the school following the death of one of its students, Whitney Adesola Adeniran, in questionable circumstances at the Agege Stadium during inter-house sports.
In an open letter addressed to the Governor, the parents appreciated Sanwo-Olu’s unbiased and unalloyed support to the deceased family.
However, they urged him to consider the interest of students in terminal classes of year 9 and 12 respectively.
The letter read in part; “Your support is a testament to the value Lagos State Government places on education as well as the safety and well-being of our children.
“We understand and trust that Justice must prevail for our daughter and as we await this, we are making a passionate appeal on behalf of our children who in addition to coping with the grief of losing a schoolmate individually and collectively, have also had their education affected and have been at home for over 7 weeks and 4 days now.
“We appeal to the ‘parent heart’ of our dear Governor, Sir, that the school be reopened to enable our children to catch up on the term’s activities and prepare for all forthcoming exams.
“In addition, sir, we as concerned parents commit to working with the school to ensure total adherence to all the safety standards of the state,”.