Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode said, yesterday, that Queens College, Yaba, will remain shut because results of tests conducted on the water facilities in the school were not satisfactory.
This follows a diarrhoeal disease outbreak which killed three students early this year,
His words: “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.”
The governor said available records showed that 40 cases were admitted in various public and private hospitals; 37 cases were discharged after full recovery.
He condoled with the families of the deceased students and admitted that three students of the school have, so far, died since the outbreak.