Following the satisfactory result of the analysis of water samples from all water sources at the Queens College, Yaba, the Lagos State Government has recommended the resumption of students for academic activities in the school.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed this while giving an update on the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the school. He said the school authority in collaboration with the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Old Girls Association and the Federal Ministry of Education has successfully addressed identified areas of lapses and have instituted various control measures.
The control measures include; decommissioning of the multiple contaminated water sources, deployment of a single water source with water treatment, renovation of the dining hall, decontamination of the hostels and overhauling of the sewage system and clearance of the septic tanks.
He added that the periodic testing and retesting of water sources would continue in line with international best practices.
Jide said, “I am delighted to inform you that based on the results of the analysis of the latest water samples collected on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, all water delivery points have been certified to conform to official specifications and I hereby recommend to the School Authority resumption of Students of Queens College, Yaba, Lagos.”