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Sylvester Oromoni: Dowen College founder, school board step down

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The Founder of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, Dr. Olumide Phillips, has stepped down from office.
Phillips, who served as board chairman of the establishment, likewise declared their (board) retirement in a statement signed by Tomi Borisade.

Part of the statement read, “The founding members of the Board of Governors including the founder and Chairman of the Board, Dr. O. Olumide Phillips, have decided to retire and pass the baton of change to a new generation of seasoned professionals who will run with the vision, leadership passion, commitment and values they have worked rigorously to establish.

“This will also enhance communication and effectiveness with the Parents Teachers Forum.”

The school added that it is working with the Lagos State Ministry of Education and has accepted their direction and ideas concerning different areas of progress.

They likewise promised to implement infrastructural changes to the hostels and school offices to improve safety and oversight inside the school premises.

The management concluded by sympathizing with the family of late Sylvester Oromoni, asking that the school never experience such an unfortunate incident again.

Recall that Dowen school was closed down in December 2021 following the protests and outcry after the death of Oromoni.

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