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Lagos Government Shuts Ojodu School After Killing Of Students By Truck

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The Lagos State government has announced the shutting down of the Ojodu Grammar School, Ojodu-Berger area.

Naija News reports that this is following the killing and injuring of several students of the school by a heavy-duty truck on Tuesday.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo revealed that academic activities at the school has been suspended.

Adefisayo disclosed that students would return in January to write the end-of-term exams interrupted by the incident.

She said, “We need the children to calm down and grieve for now. We will resume in January,” she said.

“It is an internal exam, so they will do tests and we will make up so they can have a continuous assessment. They’ll roll out those tests when they come in January. It’s not disturbing the coverage of the scheme of work.”

Naija News had earlier reported that the truck lost its brake and rammed into the students who were about to cross the road.

It was learned that the truck driver fled the scene but was arrested by students and residents of the area. However, the truck was destroyed and set ablaze by an irate mob

Meanwhile, students of the school on Wednesday attempted to lynch officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

Residents in the area confirmed that the students had been seeking out LASTMA officials since Tuesday.



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