Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has said Queens College, Yaba, will remain shut because results of tests conducted on the water facilities in the school were unsatisfactory.
It could be recalled that early in the year, there was an outbreak of diarrhoeal disease, which killed three students.
The governor Speaking on Tuesday through his Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, expressed his dissatisfaction with the results of two of the tests carried out on the water facilities in the school.
He said; “I can’t tell you when the school will be re-opened.
“It will remain closed because the tests carried out on water treatments in the school showed that there are still many organisms and with this, we can’t allow the school to be reopened.
“When the school will re-open largely depends on the positive result from their water system.
“So far, we have carried out laboratory tests on five of their water sources.
“We are satisfied with three and until the remaining two are not fully satisfied, the school will remain closed.”
“Records available showed that 40 cases were admitted in various public and private hospitals; 37 cases were discharged after full recovery”.
He added that due to the multi microbial nature of the disease occurrence, fresh tests, continuous screening, follow-up and monitoring will continue for all students and staff of the school.
The governor condoled with the families of the three deceased students who have died since the outbreak.
He called on proprietors of schools in the state to ensure adequate environmental sanitation and hygiene within the school premises.