Ojodu Truck Accident: Lagos Govt Shuts Down School Till 2022


Ojodu Truck Accident: Lagos Govt Shuts Down School Till 2022Lagos State Government has said it is suspending academic activities at Ojodu Grammar School, Ojodu-Berger area following the killing and injuring of several students of the school by a heavy-duty truck on Tuesday.

Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo revealed this while addressing journalists on Wednesday.

Recall that an articulated truck, on Tuesday afternoon, lost control and rammed into students of Ojodu Grammar School, now called Baba Fafunwa Millennium School at Ogunnisi Road, Ojodu-Berger, Lagos.

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Police said two students died on the spot, while 12 others sustained different degrees of injuries. But witnesses put the casualty figure at a much higher number.

Corpses of the deceased were taken to the morgue, while the injured were taken to the nearest hospitals.

Adekunle Ajisebutu, the police spokesperson, said the incident, which happened around 2:15 p.m., involved a DAF truck with Registration No. APP 438 YA driven by one Bolaji Kabiru.

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According to reports, the driver of the truck initially sped off but was chased and arrested at Ogba.

Giving an update about the incident, the state’s Commissioner for Education has now said that the college would be shut down until January when students would return 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. 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.

Before the directive to shut down the schools, parents, guardians and concerned citizens stormed Babs Fafunwa Millennium School, on Wednesday morning, to protest the opening of the school despite the incident.

The school, which lost two students to the incident, with several others injured, opened on Wednesday and was prepared to continue examinations.

One of the parents who spoke to TVC News, said the school ought not to have opened as they need to honour the deceased students.

She said;

They even said they want to write exam, what exam. The school should be closed, they should at least honour the students that died, even if it is one of them.

With the new directive, the institution would remain closed till January 2022.

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