[Education] : Queens College – LASG orders resumption of academic activities

Taking after the acceptable outcome from analysis of water tests from all water conveyance focuses at the Queens College, Yaba, the Lagos State Government has prescribed the resumption of academics activities in the school.


In a discharge marked by the Director, Public Affairs, Mrs. Adeola Salako, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who uncovered today while giving a report on the flare-up of gastroenteritis in the school, noticed that the school’s power, in a joint effort with the Parents Teachers Association, Old Girls Association and the Federal Ministry of Education had effectively tended to the failures by establishing different control measures.

Idris said the control measures incorporate the decommissioning of the numerous debased water sources, organization of a solitary water source with water treatment, redesign of the feasting lobby, cleaning of the lodgings, updating of the sewage framework and leeway of the septic tanks.

He included that the occasional testing and retesting of water sources would proceed, in accordance with global prescribed procedures.

Idris stated, “I am charmed to illuminate you that, in light of the aftereffects of the examination of the most recent water tests gathered on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, all water conveyance indicates have been guaranteed comply with authority determinations and I thus prescribe to the school specialist resumption of understudies of Queens College, Yaba, Lagos.”

While rehashing the express government’s dedication to residents’ great wellbeing, Idris accentuated the requirement for the school expert and fitting elected offices to proceed to oversee and screen the understudies and staff of the school due to the “polymicrobial nature” of the flare-up.

Idris likewise uncovered that four out of the 25 tainted kitchen staff that were dealt with and tried over again still harbored a few microorganisms, suggesting that the influenced staff be made to experience encourage treatment, be kept from taking care of nourishment and be redeployed from the kitchen zone.

He noticed that since the flare-up of the infection in the school, 40 cases were conceded in different open and private doctor’s facilities in the state.

He included that 37 cases were released after full recuperation, while the staying three were lost to the illness.

The official noticed that however no new instance of the malady has been accounted for since the keep going case was released on the eighteenth of April, 2017, he cautioned that sporadic cases may even now happen due to multi-microbial nature of the ailment event.

Idris however rehashed the requirement for the school specialist and proprietors of schools in the state to guarantee strict consistence with individual and ecological cleanliness by guaranteeing arrangement of safe water, suitable deny transfer, leading nourishment handlers’ test for kitchen staff and sustenance merchants twice per year, and consistent observing of water and sewage treatment plants.

He additionally energized understudies and all partners to guzzle the way of life of general handwashing with cleanser and water.

He encouraged individuals from the general population to report associated cases with any ailment of general wellbeing significance to the closest general wellbeing office or tell the Ministry of Health by means of the accompanying numbers: 08037170614, 09087106072, 08023169485, 08052817243, and 08026441681.

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