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Lekki British School’s founder, Laja passes on


The chief executive officer and founder, Lekki British School, Dr. (Ms.) Abiodun Laja is dead. She died on Sunday, May 26, aged 69 in the United States, where she had gone for treatment. According to a family friend, the successful educator developed medical complications that led to her death.

“She had a back injury, which had been disturbing her for a long time. She had difficulty walking because of the problem and had oftentimes visited hospitals for treatment. She travelled to the US for corrective surgery. She had the surgery on Friday and it was successful; she had even returned to the hotel where she lodged and had been talking to people. But two days after, there was a complication and she was rushed to the hospital, where she died.”

In a statement by the chairman, Board of Governors, Viavo Hunponu-Wusu, the school assured parents, staff and the general public that its operations will continue without interruption and will be well administered by the board. Hunponu-Wusu said Laja devoted her entire professional life to raising academic standards and promoting a well-rounded education.

Laja, who started a private school at the age of 27 and recently celebrated her 40th anniversary in education, was a pioneer in Nigeria’s educational sector. Her burial arrangements are to be announced in due course.


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