Following the satisfactory result from analysis of water samples from all water delivery points at the Queens College, Yaba, Lagos State Government yesterday recommended the resumption of students for academic activities in the school.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris who disclosed this while giving an update on the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the school noted that 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 by instituting various control measures.
According to him, 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 will still go on in line with international best practices.
Idris noted that while he was updating the media few weeks back, he mentioned that water samples from one of the multiple water delivery points in the College posed safety and portability concern, saying the problem has been addressed as new pipes have been laid.
The commissioner 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,”.