The Federal Ministry of health has ordered immediate closure of Queen’s College, Yaba Lagos after the death of two of their students.
The two boarding students, 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.
Following the outbreak of diarrhoea in the school, parents, whose wards resumed on Monday, had earlier contacted 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 were expected to resume next week.
However, with this shocking outbreak of diarrhoea, health officials has been ordered to send the students home. 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.’’