FG shut down secondary school following death of two students

FG shut down secondary school following death of two students

The Federal Ministry of health has released a directive ordering the immediate closure of Queen’s College, Yaba Lagos after two students were reportedly said to have died of diarrhea.

The two boarding students, identified as Vivian Osuinyi and Bithia Itulua, allegedly died of diarrhoea, between Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24, 2017, after vomiting and stooling. The students reportedly ate Spaghetti and drank the water served in the Refectory by the college cooks.

The Federal Ministry of Health, which gave this order, said it had commenced investigations into the death of the students.

Parent whose wards were said to have resumed on Monday, reacted by contacting officials of the Parents Teacher Association (PTA), to find out the situation of things.

Senior Secondary III students resumed on Monday to complete their examinations, while the junior students are expected to resume next week.

However, with this shocking outbreak of diarrhoea, health officials has been ordered to send the students home as this will affect the resumption of other students.

A senior staff of the school told Daily Sun that health officials have directed that the SS III students will also be sent home to enable Lagos State health officials investigate the source of the diarrhoea as well as carry out environmental exercise in the school.

“As soon the SS III students finish their Mathematics examination, today, they will go home. We have informed parents about their coming home. The health officials insisted the students must vacate the college to allow for thorough investigation”, the source disclosed, adding that “some parents are just blowing the issue out of proportion.’’

 

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