Dowen secondary school has shut down over the circumstances surrounding the death of a 12-year-old student, Sylvester Oromoni.
In a statement released, the school will be closed for two days over the current situation.
The statement read: “In view of the situation concerning the school and considering the emotions of our students we have advised that our students stay home tomorrow Friday 3rd and Monday 6th December 2021.
‘’This will also afford the students opportunity to revise for their forthcoming examination starting next week’’
Recall that Sylvester’s death was allegedly caused by internal injuries he sustained during an assault by fellow students who wanted to initiate him into cultism.
According to the decease’s cousin who made this public, Sylvester called out five pupils who brutalized him for refusing to join a cult.
However, a statement by Dowen College Principal, Mrs. Adebisi Layiwola, denied any form of bullying or attack on the student.
The statement read, “The whole incident is strange and unbelievable because the school had effective anti-bullying policies and consequences are well spelled out to all the students.”
“He made no such reports, neither his sister who is also a student or any other students, prefects, house parents, medical staff, or any of the management staff.
“Furthermore, we state categorically Dowen College is built on core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any acts of cultism, which is why there is nothing like that and there have never been such deviant activities as this is a faith-based school and effective policies are in place to prevent such occurrence,” the statement added.