There is no clean bill of health yet for staff, students and parents of Queens College, Lagos as academic resumption in the school which hitherto was scheduled for Sunday March 5, has again been extended..
Healthstyleplus Online can authoritatively reveal that environmental situations on ground in the School have made the Management, executives of the Parents and Teachers Association as well as those of the Old Girls Association at a joint meeting agreed to postpone students’ resumption from midterm break by another week.
Students of the School who live in the Hostels according to the new text message sent earlier today, are now expected to return to School on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
The message which was jointly signed by PTA, School Management Committee and Old Girls Association reads thus:
The Honourable Minster for Education has approved the extension of the resumption date for Queens College to allow for full fumigation,complete overhaul of the hostels, Dining hall and reticulation of water from the new source from Lagos State Water Board.
The new date for resumption for students is Sunday 19th March 2017.
Our Correspondent gathered that a team of Engineers from the Lagos State Water Corporation visited the School on Friday on the instruction of the State government and together with the School management led by new Principlal, Mrs. Aduke Are went round the School premises to assess the water situation with the view to help improve source of water use in the School.
The Engineers from the State Water Board were reportedly surprised to discover that one of its water mains pass through the School premises and “it was more surprising to discover also, that there was water flowing from the public mains even at the time of the inspection.
“The team also found that water was even wasting away from a broken pipe within the school complex, and no one in the school knew about this previously”, a source told our Correspondent.
Healthstyleplus Online was told that rennovation works is scheduled to commence on the premises of the School by Saturday as artisans and contractors are being mobilised to commence rennovation works. Some cleaning staffs were also seen on Friday cutting grasses and clearing the mess around the School and es[pecially at the domitories.
The public presentation of the outcome of the report of the panel of investigation set up by the Minister of Health Professor Isacc Adewole is still been awaited at Press time.
Officials of the Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control have assured that a statement on the findings of the investigations would be made public by Monday, once the Minister of Health gives his approval.
( For more details on how social ammenities and facilities at the prestigious Queens College Lagos degenerated over the years, keep tuned to this space)