Saturday, 18 March 2017

LAGOS GOVT DIRECTS INDEFINITE SHUTDOWN OF QUEENS COLLEGE, LAGOS


Following the death of two students caused by diarrhoea, The Lagos State Government has directed that the Queen’s College, Yaba, be shut down indefinitely in order to ensure proper treatment of the water system in the school.

The state Ministry of Health said results from samples taken from water sources in the school showed that the water was “polluted,” adding that the school’s food handlers were also culpable.

According to PUNCH Metro, “no fewer than 50 boarding pupils of the school were admitted in the school’s sickbay after eating spaghetti and drinking water in the refectory.”

The school had been shut for the past two weeks to enable a health team to conduct adequate investigation into the incident.

It was learnt that the pupils were to resume on Sunday, March 19, when the Lagos State Government issued a statement recommending an indefinite closure of the school.

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