Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos has released a statement on the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a class 2 student of the school who died from injuries he sustained after he was allegedly assaulted by schoolmates.
The school released a statement dated 4th December 2021. It reads;
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4th December 2021
DOWEN COLLEGE SPEAKS: COMMISERATES WITH SYLVESTER OROMONI’S FAMILY
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of one of our beloved students, Sylvester Oromoni Jr.
He was dearly loved by his fellow students and he was a beacon of light for the school.
The tragic and unfortunate incident which transpired this past November, and Sylvester’s untimely death requires a thorough and proper investigation.
Dowen College is fully committed to this.
We are assisting the authorities to get to the bottom of this heartbreaking incident.
The first steps taken by the school, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, has been the immediate closure of the school to aid investigation.
Understandably, at this time of intense grief and suffering, emotions are raw and tensions are high.
We pray that God, who alone knows how to comfort the sorrowing, will comfort Sylvester’s family and all those who loved and knew him.
We commiserate with the Oromoni family, and the students of Dowen College who have lost a friend and a fellow student.
This is a traumatic experience.
We assure our parents that the school is taking steps to ensure the safety and security of their children and wards.
This is paramount.
Every child is valued at Dowen College and their health and well-being is one of the utmost priority of the school.
Board and Management,
Dowen College, Lagos,