FG blames self, ex-Principal for death of 3 Queen’s College students

FG blames self, ex-Principal for death of 3 Queen’s College students

The Federal Ministry of Education has blamed itself and the immediate past Principal of Queen’s College, Lagos, Dr. Lami Amodu for the recent deaths of three pupils of the school.

Read also: Zamfara Gov. blames deaths from Meningitis on fornication

Three pupils, namely; Praise Sodipo, an SS1 student, Vivian Osuiniyi, a JSS 2 student and Bithia Itulua, a JSS 3 died from diarrhoea caused by contaminated water and food in the school.

Speaking to newsmen on the sad incident, the Director of Basic and Secondary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Jonathan Mbaka, faulted Dr. Amodu for her denial of reports about outbreak of diarrhoea in the school, adding that the ministry was equally culpable.

Mbaka said that the ministry got reports about the epidemic but failed to act.
He said, “I must confess that there were lapses in the ministry concerning the report filed by the Education Quality Assurance team.

“The report was submitted to the directorate of that ministry. But the directorate didn’t pass the report to other departments for action. They just kept it in the office.

“Unfortunately, it was this week that I was able to get access to that report. It is a little lapse on our part. But it is a procedural issue and when procedure has existed for too long, to change it becomes an issue. No one expected such to happen; other reports had been kept like that and nothing happened.”

Meanwhile the remains of one of the deceased students, 14-year-old Praise Sodipo, was buried on Thursday at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos State, amid tears, sobs, cries and shrieks.

The deceased who was an orphan lost her parents six years ago. Her burial was attended by some of her classmates and friends.

Email *

Related Articles

Prophet docked for giving false information to Police

The overseer of Presence Redemption Ministries, Prophet David Babalola was on Friday arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for

N3.2bn fraud: Ex-Abia gov. Orji Kalu asks court to reject EFCC document

The embattled former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to


Nollywood actor Muna Obiekwe made his final trip on Tuesday morning. Followed by some of his colleagues in the industry,


Related Posts

Doctor who amputated baby's hand while in mother's womb faces investigation
Dr. Jamilu Muhammad of Martha Bamaiyi General Hospital, Zuru, Kebbi State, who amputated the hand of a baby girl while she was still in her mothe...
Bobrisky is a fine Nigerian - KWAM 1
Fuji star King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, KWAM 1, has described popular transvestite, Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky, as "a fine Nigerian". KWAM 1, who...
Soyinka calls for boycott of meats over herdsmen
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has called on Nigerians to stay off meats for a day to send a message to the leaders to resolve the issues of Fulani ...
powered by RelatedPosts