Professor Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, who is the President-General of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA), has said in a statement that Queens College, Yaba, Lagos should remain closed until the health situation of the school has been clarified. He made this statement over the weekend, after the shocking revelation of the terrible water situation of the school which led to the death of some students, read here.
Professor Chidi also asked that alternative arrangements should be made for the students to take their West African School Certificate (WASCE) examinations.
Speaking on the matter of the two students who died over the weekend, he reached out to the families of the late girls, telling them.
“USOSA mourns and condoles with the bereaved families. No parent should have to reclaim the body of a child sent to school in a body bag. We are hopeful that the children currently hospitalized will make full recovery. We offer our support to the present Management in returning QC to its historic place in Nigeria and commend the deep and determined sense of responsibility so far shown by the Queens College Old Girls Association (QCOGA) during this crisis.”
To read Professor Chidi Anselm Odinkalu’s full statement on the issue, please go to www.nigeriannewspaper.com