The management of Dowen College has released a statement after a report of the coroner inquest and further investigations from the Lagos state government which absolved Dowen College of any complicity in the death of Sylvester Oromoni
In a press statement, the school once again condoled with the Oromoni family over the sad death of Sylvester Oromoni and prayed God grants the family the fortitude to bear the loss.
While acknowledging that the events of the past few weeks had taken its toll on the nation, the Dowen college authorities noted that it had addressed some of the issues and had put in place measures towards “enhancing our safeguarding, monitoring processes and policies to ensure better oversight functions within the school.”
It also noted that parents, staff and students must adhere to all school guidelines and policies going forward and “vowed to relieve anyone responsible for administrative lapses in the duties of their positions.”
The school said it has taken on board the guidance and suggestions from the Lagos State Ministry of Education and would continue to work with the Parents Teachers Association to enable it perform its watchdog role.
The school management also revealed that the the Founding Members of the Board of Governors including the Founder and Chairman of the Board, Dr O. Olumide Phillips have “decided to bring in external consultants to work with the management of the school over the next few months to ensure that high standards and best practices are upheld and implemented where they are needed.”