Whitney Adeniran: Outrage As Parents Beg Sanwo-Olu To Reopen Chrisland School
Some netizens have expressed displeasure over the call for the reopening of Chrisland International School, Opebi.
Naija News learnt that some concerned parents in an open letter to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, obtained by Daily Sun, appealed to him, to reopen the school to enable students to catch up with the terms academic calendar.
Recall that the Lagos State Government had on February 13, 2023, shut down the school following the death of a student, Whitney Adeniran, in controversial circumstances at the Agege Stadium during its inter House sports.
The concerned parents in the open letter appreciated Sanwo-Olu’s unbiased support to the deceased family, urging him to consider the interest of students in terminal classes of year 9 and 12 respectively.
Part of the statement read: “We understand and trust that Justice must prevail for our daughter and as we await this, we are making a passionate appeal on behalf of our children who in addition to coping with the grief of losing a school mate individually and collectively, have also had their education affected and have been at home for over 7 weeks and 4 days now.
“We appeal to the ‘parent heart’ of our dear Governor, Sir, that the school be reopened to enable our children catch up on the term’s activities and prepare for all forthcoming exams. In addition, sir, we as concerned parents commit to work with the school to ensure total adherence to all the safety standards of the state”.
This has however generated mixed reactions online.
mazichiko wrote: “They want to move on, as li g as it’s not their child. Until it happens to them in same school, next you will see”
alauju wrote: “I give up on certain parents, they love to learn it things the hard way. Goodluck”
beyond_intimacy wrote: “Has justice been served? Has the court ruled? Has there been any form of consolation paid to Whitney’s parents? Ara agbala parents of Chrisland high school”
_hossy wrote: “It’s not thier child…..bunch of dumb parents who lack empathy”
shop_posh wrote: “OUR CHILDREN CATCH UP” because it wasn’t your child that died. The girl is even yet to get Justice”
glow_wen wrote: “So long as it’s not my child that got hurt why do I care… Nigerian parents mentality”
ngo_shikann wrote: “God punish every parent that co signed that letter. E no go better for them”
biola.hd: “This is so inhumane. Every life is valuable and should be treated with equal importance and care. Parents should not prioritize one child’s life over another. They can send their kids to the other branches of the school”
aakin582 wrote: “As always people are only concerned with their own personal interest.”