Dowen College is a co-education college located in Lekki, a suburb of Lagos. The college takes both boarding and day pupils and admits them between the age of 11–18 years.
The death of a 12-year-old student Sylvester Oromoni who was bullied and beaten to death has gotten the school to trend for days as Nigerians seek justice for the death of the boy with the tag #JusticeForSylvesterOromoni.
Here are a few things to know about Dowen College.
1. Chief Olumide Philips is the founder of Dowen College school. He is a member of the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina
2. Nigerian singer Lami Philips is the Director of students and External Affairs of the school.
3. Dowen College was founded on October 6, 1997.
4. Dowen College is one of the most expensive schools in Lagos.
5. In 2020, Wizkid’s music video ‘Holla at your boy’ was shot at the school.
6. In December 2021, Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student was bullied and beaten to death by 5 seniors for refusing to join their cult. According to the deceased father, they also gave him a chemical substance to drink.
7. Dowen College has been shut down indefinitely by the Lagos State Government pending the outcome of their investigation on the Death of Sylvester Oromoni.