The long awaited news to reopen the premier Girls Secondary institution, Queens College Lagos shut down since February 24 in the wake of the outbreak of water borne diseases is expected to break out any moment from now as indications point to the fact that the storm is now over.
Healthstyleplus Online can authoritatively reveal that the Lagos State Ministry of Health has finally given the mangement and staff as well as the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the School the go-ahead to work out modalities to reopen the School which was closed down in the wake of the outbreak of infectious water diseases that affected 1222 students and cost the lives of three others.
Our Corresspondent gathered that the storm raging over the School is finally over after series of meeting was held between Lagos State Ministry of Health with several stakeholders including water engineers, environmentalists and officials of the Federal Ministry of Education to certify all is now ready in the School to resume normal academic classes.
Halthstyleplus Online gathered that it was at the final meeting held on Friday to assess the water and hygiene situation in the School that the final clean bill of health was handed over to the School Principal, Mrs Aduke Abiola Are and other principal officials of the School including the chairman PTA, Sir John Ofobike and President, Queens College Old Girls Association, (QCOGA), Dr Frances Funmi Ajose.
Although there were still a few areas the School is addressing at the moment, such as completion of mosquito nettings of the School Hostels, sweeping and cleaning of the domitories as well as washing of the students beds, “But by and large, all is now set for resumption of academics any moment from now as the School managemnt and the Principal actos including Federal Ministry of Education are expected to deliberate within the next few days on the new School’s Time Table and schedule of resumption”, said one of the key stakeholders.
It would be recalled that the 90 year-old College, has been embroiled in the eyes of the storm for nearly two years over series of challenges including sexual asaults on students, mismanagement of funds and of recent, the outbreak of water-borne diseases leading to loss of lives and which earned the School an indefinite closure by government.
Many stakeholders and civil society organisations are calling for the investigation of the two immediate past Principals, Mrs. E. M Osime and Dr Lami Amodu on their roles in the entire crises that had rocked the School.