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Sylvester Oromoni: Dowen College founder, school board step down

After serving as board chairman of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos, Dr. Olumide Phillips, who is also the founder of the institution, has stepped down from office.

In a statement signed by Tomi Borisade, Phillips, who served as board chairman of the institution, also announced their (board) retirement

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 taken on board their guidance and suggestions concerning various areas of improvement.

They also promised to implement infrastructural changes to the hostels and school facilities to enhance safety and oversight within the school premises.

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

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

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