Ministry of Education Speaks on the Death of Dowen Student, Sylvester Oromoni Jnr.

The Lagos state ministry of Education has send their condolence to the family of Mr. Sylvester Oromoni, the father of Sylvester Oromoni Jnr, on the death of their who died as a result of injury sustain from beating and bullying.



The condolence comes in statement released by the ministry this afternoon, Friday 3rd December 2021. The statement also promised thorough investigation to uncover the story behind the death of the boy.


The statement by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr. Ganiu Lawal, the Education Commissioner, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo commiserated with his family, and also noted that she visited the school with a team from the ministry on Friday to investigate the incident. The statement reads:


“Lagos State Government sends its condolences to the Parents of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni Jnr.,a student of Dowen College, Lekki. “The Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, notes that this incident is shocking and the State is indeed sad about this great loss.



“A delegation comprising top-level management of relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies and the Police, has visited the school on a fact-finding mission.


“Preliminary investigations revealed that Sylvester Oromoni Junior was indeed enrolled as a student of Dowen College in its boarding facility and had been treated by the school’s medical personnel before the school requested that the parents take him away for further care.


“The State Government is in touch with the parents in this difficult time


“We reassure the family of the late Sylvester Oromoni Junior and Lagosians at large that efforts are being made to unravel the circumstances leading to his demise, even as we reiterate the Government’s commitment to Child Protection.”


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