Chrisland Violated Multiple Safety Protocols On Day Of Whitney Adeniran’s Death — Witness Tells

Date: 12-03-2024 8:15 am (2 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
- at 12-03-2024 08:15 AM (2 months ago)

The trial of the principal and some staff members of Chrisland School, Opebi, over the death of Whitney Adeniran, a 12-year-old student of the school, during the interhouse sport, resumed on Monday at the Lagos High Court, Ikeja with the testimony of a deputy director from the state’s Ministry of Youth & Social Development, Yakubu Abisogun.

Abisogun, who is a level 16 social welfare officer, told Justice Oyindamola Ogala that his ministry found out that Chrisland School, Opebi, violated the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy of the Lagos state Government in its preparedness for the School’s Inter House Sports Competition at the Agege Stadium where the late Whitney was said to have been electrocuted.

We discovered that, “the Safety and Child Protection Policy has been violated by the fact that over 500 students were going for the event without safety clearance and this was clear from their interview”.

Our findings also showed that the school has no designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer attached to it as required by Section, 4,5,6 of the Safeguarding Child Protection Law 2016.

“For the population of over 500 students, the emergency preparedness of the school was nil because they had only one nurse to attend to the students. There was no doctor”.

“No available ambulance to convey the children in case of any accident or emergency.”

“There’s no retainer medical hospital in proximity to the event”.

The witness further told the court that certain precautions which should have been taken before the inter house sports includes; having the medical biodata of students participating in the event to know their status.

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