Ahead of Sunday, March 19 planned resumption of students of the prestigious Queens College, Lagos from the month-long midterm holiday, some parents of the School have vowed to protest any unfavourable condition of living for their children.
The parents who were at the Children’s Emergency ward of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to support parents of two of the critically ill students still on admission at the hospital, told our Correspondent, “the planned protest is still under wraps because some of us have been meeting and we have plans to unveil our displeasure should we find that by Sunday, March 19 when our children are expected to return to School, there are still unresolved grey areas to guarantee healthy living for the girls”.
One of the parents who pleaded for anonymity expressed his displeasure at the manner government have treated the allegations of “infectious outbreak”in the School saying, “we have been monitoring media reports on the issue and we are still surprised that till now, except for what we pick here and there from among parents, there has not been a public statement by either Federal Ministry of Education or even Lagos State Ministry of Health which we are told is investigating the problems in the School”, lamented the parent.
However, Healthstyleplus Online can authoritatively disclose that the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris will on Thursday release the findings of the investigating committee set up by Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole in the wake of the alleged “outbreak of gastroenteritis” in the which is also alleged to be the cause of death of two Students and the hospitalization of several others.
Our Correspondent can also reveal that at the moment some measure of progress have been achieved by the new Principal, Mrs Aduke Are since assumption of duty on February 27.
The outdated water treatment plant of the School has now been rehabilitated, the Industrial Borehole which was dug in 1980 by Scan Water Engineering but which was neglected, has now been fixed and the entire School compound is wearing cleaner looks.
Healthstyleplus Online also learnt that new measures are in gear to ensure essential staffs of critical areas of the School such as the kitchen, clinic, sanitation, water and others are retrained in preparation for the resumption of the Students on Sunday, March 19.