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Five Years Old Pupil Drowned During Swimming Lesson In Ikeja, Lagos

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Late Chidera Eze

A pupil of the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, Lagos State, Chidera Eze aged five years old has drowned during a swimming lesson in the Ikeja area of the state,  which was organised by the school authority.

According to Punch Metro, some teachers and caregivers of the school took Chidera and his colleagues for the swimming lesson at the Ivory Health Club, Ogundana Street, Ikeja.

During the training, Chidera and his colleagues were said to be playing at the tip of the pool when he slipped into it.

His father, Anthony, while speaking to Punch correspondent on Wednesday, said the teachers, caregivers and lifeguards were not aware that his son had fallen into the pool until he got drowned.
He said, “I dropped my children at the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School on Acme Road, Ogba, on Monday morning, and I went to work. At 10.52am, I got a call from their head teacher, Mrs Adeola Oladipo, and she told me that my son was involved in an accident and that he had been rushed to the Ikeja Medical Centre.
“I rushed down there, but what I saw was the lifeless body of my son. I asked the head teacher what happened and she said she did not know. I asked the doctor what happened and he said he was brought in dead. I asked the teachers, caregivers and workers at the club what happened and they gave no explanation.

“As I was crying, my wife came in; I was trying to manage the information, but the head teacher also informed her and as she ran into the hospital, I became totally confused. I went to the Area F Police Station and after the policemen took pictures of my son’s corpse, we went to the club.
When we got there, we discovered that it was the adult swimming pool section that they took the pupils to. I was alarmed and while the policemen were investigating, we realised that CCTV was installed at the club. So, we demanded to check the CCTV footage and it revealed everything.”

 

Anthony claimed that the footage revealed that his son was in the pool for over 30 minutes before he died, adding that his son’s corpse was discovered by another person, who came to swim in the pool.

He said, “In the footage, we saw that the school brought more than 15 children, took them to the adult side of the swimming pool and made them sit at the tip with their legs in the water and without wearing any kits. We saw only one caregiver in the video and she was just going in and coming out, leaving the children unmanned.

 

“My son was at the tail end of the line when he slipped into the pool the first time but he was able to bring himself out of the pool. But the second time he slipped into the water, he could not come out. All these happened and none of the teachers, caregivers, and lifeguards took notice of what was happening.

“My son was under the water for over 30 minutes and we were all shouting as we watched the video. Another pupil also fell into the water, but her colleagues raised the alarm and they pulled her out and while this was going on, nobody noticed my son was inside the water.

“My son died because of the recklessness of these people who were supposed to take care of him. I want justice to forestall this kind of thing happening again.

The caregivers, lifeguards, school management and the Ivory Health Club can’t go unpunished. My son’s corpse has been deposited in the morgue.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said some members of staff of the school and the club had been arrested.

Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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Publisher Of CKN News, Chris Kehinde Nwandu Obtains A Law Degree

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Chris Kehinde Nwandu

The Executive Director , African Governance and Leadership Initiative Chris Kehinde Nwandu has graduated with a Bachelor of Law Degree from prestigious Leadcity University Ibadan

CKN as he is popularly known  is  also the Editor in Chief of one of Nigeria’s foremost online news platform CKN NEWS

He made this known on his verified social media handle on Thursday after the official

“signing out” ceremony.

This was the post,

“LLB IN THE BAG …TO GOD BE THE GLORY.

It started like a dream , to a wish and finally a reality

Today I finally dropped my pen as a law student.

It seems like an impossible journey when I started

Various obstacles on the way.

Sleepless nights of reading, dangerous road movements  etc.

But i didn’t take my eyes off the ball.

To God be the glory, the end justifies the means.

To those who made this happen especially my family led by my wife (who insisted it was time for me to get this done, and encouraged me not to give up, when atimes frustrations set in I say a big thank you,

To my friends within and outside the country, God bless you.

To my lecturers, management staff and students of LEADCITY UNIVERSITY IBADAN, you deserve my thanks).

Not a time for so much speech, at the fullness of time, the story will be told”

 

Speaking exclusively with this medium shortly after writing his last paper, the public Affairs analyst stated that his long term ambition has been to read law.

According to him reading Law even at the age of 55 years has enhanced his world view and certains things he had taken for granted in the past.

Chris Kehinde Nwandu obtained his first degree from Lagos State University in 1990 and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Nigerian Institute of Journalism Lagos.

He is a member of several professional Associations such as NIPR, APCON, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Concilators, Institute of Information Management, Guild  of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Personality Development and Customer Relationship Management amongst others.

Video  : CKN dancing buga after graduation

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Developing Story, Lasu Given Full Accreditation For 31 Courses By National Universities Commission (NUC)

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Lagos State University

The Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, has received accreditation for 31 out of 37 courses submitted to the National Universities Commission.

The 31 courses, represents 96.0 per cent which enabled Lasu to get NUC full accreditation.

Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu has received accolades for the role he has played in reforming and sustaining the state education sector, which everyone can see is fast brining positive results.

Mr Tokunbo Wahab, the Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this while reacting to the excellent 96.0 per cent performance of LASU in the recently released National Universities Commission’s (NUC) Comprehensive Accreditation Exercise for the year 2021.

Wahab who was full of appreciation to the governor Sanwo-Olu for changing the face of education in the state, noted that the current administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda “is the fastest and most effective strategies in achieving transformational governance in the current democratic experience.”

Wahab noted that the state government’s huge investment in education as the third pillar of the Sanwo-Olu THEMES’ development agenda has repositioned the state education to become the model for the country.

According to the Special Adviser, “Out of 37 courses of the Lagos State University, LASU, presented by the University Authority for accreditation before NUC during October/ November 2021 NUC Academic Programmes Accreditation Exercise for Nigerian

Universities, 31 of those courses representing 96.0 per cent got NUC full accreditation status.”

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Ibiyemi Bello said “such excellent feat is unprecedented in the history of the University since its 40 years of existence.”

According to the notification of results letter, written by NUC to LASU and signed by its Director of Accreditation, Dr. Maryam Sali, which was made available to the press, “LASU, during the October/November 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Exercise conducted across all Nigerian Universities, got full accreditation for 31 out of the 37 courses presented before the Commission with an excellent Grade of 96.0 per cent.

“Only 4 courses, accounting for about 10.8 per cent were still under interim accreditation status.”

LASU courses that had NUC full accreditation according to NUC notification letter are: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration and Local Government and Development Studies.

In the Faculty of Arts, six courses of the University that gained NUC full accreditation include: Arabic Studies, Christian Religious Studies CRS, English Language, Islamic Studies, Yoruba Language and Music.

Other fully accredited courses include; Nursing Science, Psychology, Pharmacology, all the 14 courses in the Faculty of Education, Law, Mathematics and Physics.

Four courses of the University with NUC interim accreditation status according to Sali include: Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, Common and Islamic Law, Theatre Arts and Philosophy.

The NUC Director of Accreditation while stressing the implications of accreditation status on various courses, explained that full accreditation for any course is valid for a period of five years while interim accreditation is valid for a period of two years after which the programmes or courses will be revisited for accreditation.

According to her, any programme that earns interim status after two visits shall be denied accreditation by the commission.

Professor Bello, while describing the 96.0 per cent accreditation success of the University as unprecedented, commended Sanwo-Olu for his leadership quality and administrative excellence.

According to the Vice Chancellor, the University had witnessed progressive developments since the inception of Sanwo –Olu administration, noting that, LASU programmes were running smoothly without any interruption because the governor has been showing great commitment to the growth of education with adequate funding while prioritizing the welfare of staff and students in policy formulation.

Also, the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Special Adviser on Education, Adeniran Kasali, urged the Management of LASU to reciprocate the state government continued funding of the university by working harder and ensure that the university maintain its status as the best state university in the country and one of the first five hundred in the world.

In a remark by the President elect of LASU Student’s Union Government Adeoye Moses, a 300 Level Student in the Theatre Arts Department, he attributed the success of the accreditation to the state government continued funding of tertiary education and
the appointment of a hardworking educationist as the 9th Vice Chancellor of the University, Ibiyemi Bello.

Adeoye, described the success of the University’s new accreditation status as a huge one, assured that the students would work harder to ensure that the University retains its current status as one of the leading universities in Africa.

He advised them to shun cultism, kidnapping, alcoholism, terrorism, rapping and other vices capable of denting the image of the university before the committee of nations.

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10 Year Old Allegedly Raped During Dubai School Trip, Lagos State Government Shuts Down Chrisland School

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Lagos State government announced on Monday the shutdown of all Chrisland Schools in the state following an alleged sexual violation involving some pupils during an international trip. The school has at least seven branches in the state.

The alleged sexual violation happened when Chrisland School was in Dubai in March to take part in the World School Games, a four-day annual competition with schools from all over the world.

The statement read,

“The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to the alleged s#xual violence case involving students of Chrisland school. It is pertinent to note that all allegations are being investigated by the relevant Ministries,Departments and Agencies, including Ministry of Education, Office of Education QualityAssurance, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Ministry of Justice and the Lagos State Domestic & S#xual V#olence Agency, whilst the criminal allegations have been escalated to the Commissioner of Police.

We are committed to ensuring that adequate medical and psycho social support is provided . This is to reassure members of the public of the State Government’s commitment to safety and child protection, especially in ensuring that all child-centered institutions within the state,formulate and implement policies and systems that are compliant with the Executive Order (NO.EO/AA08 of 2016), Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Program.

We also use this medium to remind the general public on the implications pertaining to engaging in any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving of a child commits an offence and is liable to custodial sentence of fourteen (14) years. This includes “producing, distributing, receiving, or possessing an image of child p#rnography” In the meantime, all Chrisland schools within Lagos State are hereby closed, pending further investigations.”

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