Dowen College has stated it is awaiting a directive from the Lagos State government before it announces its resumption date.
This was disclosed by the spokesperson of the Advisory Board of the school, Folarin Shobo on Monday.
Featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, which was monitored by Quest Times, Shobo said; “The government is keenly interested in the case, so we are bound by the decision of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, the supervisory ministry. We are waiting for them to do the needful.”
On the issue of bullying, Shobo opined; “The issue of Sylvester is sensationalised by the social media.
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There has been deep rooted investigation and to the best of our knowledge as an institution there was no case of bullying.”
He continued; “There is no recorded case of bullying from any quarter. The school, Dowen, takes serious exception to bullying and any reported case is taken very seriously. The school has zero tolerance for bullying.
“We know that a lot of videos surfaced on the internet, at different times, we saw him in pains and all that but there was no video telling us that he mentioned that he was bullied. We need to get that straight.”
“The case of bully is what they reported because as at the time the boy left school, there was no such thing at play. The issue of bully only came from them at home,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has explained further why the state exonerated five students and five officials of Dowen College, Lagos State, suspected to be linked to the death of a student, Sylvester Oromoni.
A competent source in the directorate, who pleaded anonymity, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) last week in Lagos that investigations did not establish any prima-facie case of murder against the accused.
He denied allegations of foul play and coverup being peddled on social media.