Dowen College is one of the popular schools, located in Lekki, Lagos.
The citadel of learning takes both boarding and day pupils and admits them between the age of 11 – 18 times. In 2015, the academy organised a valedictory service, where outstanding scholars in their academe performance were awarded.
The music videotape for Wizkid’s”Holla at Your Boy” was shot at Dowen College.
Let’s have a look at excerpt from the school website.
“Dowen College Lagos, the scholars are our focus. Everything we do is centered on our scholars. Our desire is to produce balanced global leaders. Every decision made seeks to enhance the value added to the life of each pupil at Dowen College Lagos because we believe in the total development of the scholars innocently, mentally and physically. Our way of life is encompassed in what we name “ the A B C D of Dowen College.”
The mysterious death of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12- time-old pupil of Dowen College Lagos, has inspired flurry of responses especially from sympathisers, family members and social media handlers.
Mrs Adebisi Layiwola : Principal
Adebisi Layiwola was born on 4th March 1978 in Ilesha osun state.
Mrs Adebisi Layiwola grew up as an only child. Since both her parents didn’t have any siblings either, Adebisi also grew up as an only grandchild. She grew up in a small neighborhood with adults—her parents and grandparents.
In 2019 she was offered the Job as principal , which she accepted. Since then she has been doing an excellent job until this recent scandal.
She has a bachelor in education in biology education and a masters degree in the same field.
Mrs O K Boraside
Mrs Olajide Karen Boraside was born on the 26th of September 1988 in Lagos state. She did majority of her early education in Alimosho local government area.
She has several degrees in both education and finance.
She is currently the head of finance in Down Academy.
O K Boraside is from Lagos state. She is , a mother, a grandmother, a speaker, a financial expert , an author, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
She first shared her story before a packed audience when she and her daughter were guest speakers at a national conference. At the conclusion, she was surprised to receive a standing ovation. At a book signing afterward, she was approached by a young man asking if he could talk to her for a moment. He went on to say he was a counselor but was considering quitting his job since he didn’t feel he had an impact on his clients.
Lami Phillips Gbadamosi (born in Chicago, Illinois), is a Nigerian songster, tunesmith and actress.
Phillips was born in Chicago, Illinois. and latterly moved to Nigeria with her parents and siblings where she attended abecedarian academy at Corona School, Victoria Island. She latter moved back to England in her teenage times and lived there for about eleven times. At the time she was in the UK studying, she took oral assignments and also joined the chorus at her church (Jesus House, UK).
She is presently the director of scholars and external affairs. Which is reportedly possessed by her parents.
She’s is a graduate and masters degree holder
Mr. M A Olusesi
Mr. M A Olusesi was born on the 10th of April 1975 in Ijebu ode, Ogun state. He has had passion for mathematics from a veritably tender age which made him pursue a career in mathematics
He grew up in a family of 4 , 2 boys and 2 girls. He grew up in a large neighborhood with grandparents.
Because of this, He noway really liked other kiddies. Since the grown-ups around him were relatively protective too, he did not learn how to relate well well.
Management Reactions to the death of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12- time-old pupil of the School
See the statement below;
“It is with a heavy heart that we received the news of the sad demise of one of our dearly beloved children.
“On the 21st day of November 2021, one of the Hostel Parents reported to management that the young boy was injured while playing football. The resident registered nurse immediately administered first aid on him and after he expressed relief, was released to return to his hostel room.
“He was in class on Monday 22nd day of November 2021, but during school hours one of his friends accompanied him to the Sick Bay where he complained of some pain in his hip. The doctor examined him and prescribed Ibuprofen for the pain, while the nurse massaged his leg, after which he felt a bit better.
“In accordance with school policy, the resident doctor called his mother reporting the incident and requesting that she come for him so that he could get further medical attention.
“The mother however said she was not in Lagos, spoke and prayed with him on the phone and promised to send the guardian to pick him up immediately for further medical attention.
“When the guardian failed to show up, the next day on the 23rd of November 2021, the doctor called the mother again and this time, she assured that his guardian would pick him from school.
“His guardian showed up and took him for X-ray after which the guardian informed the school management that the results of the investigation revealed that no part of his body was broken or injured.
“The resident doctor also called the mother later in the week to check up on his progress but she informed the doctor that he was sleeping at the time.
“The Principal also spoke with the mother on the phone to enquire about his progress and she reported that he was having a massage and gave the phone to him to speak with the Principal.
“As a result, it came as no small shock to us to read wild social media tales that he was beaten by some students and that he specifically mentioned some names.
”We immediately commenced investigations and invited the students allegedly mentioned for interview. His guardian was also present during the interviews, which revealed that nothing of such happened.
“The whole incident was strange and unbelievable because: The school has effective anti-bullying policies and consequences are well spelt out to all the students. The preliminary investigation showed that there was no fighting, bullying or any form of attack on the boy.
“He made no such reports, neither to his sister who is also a student or any other students, prefects, house parents, medical staff or any of the management staff.
“The school has two regular nurses and a qualified medical doctor that promptly attend to students’ medical needs. The resident doctor followed the laid down procedure by inviting his mother to take him home for further treatment after initial treatment by the school’s medical staff.
“The school has a very cordial relationship with the family as he is the fifth child of the family Dowen College has the privilege to train, including his elder sister who is currently a student at the school.
“Furthermore, we state categorically Dowen College is built on core values of godliness and excellence and will not tolerate any acts of cultism, which is why there is nothing like that and there have never been such deviant activities going on, as this is a faith-based school and effective policies are in place to prevent such occurrence.
“Dowen College has a cherished legacy of character and learning which has endured for more than 25 years.
”We are deeply saddened by the death of this young man who was a dearly beloved student of the school. We extend our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to his beloved family, relatives, friends, classmates and the alumni family at this very difficult time.”