The Local Government Education Authority School within the Eyenkorin Budo Oke space of Kwara State is at present in a state of disrepair, forcing younger college pupils to scramble below timber for courses day by day.
The college has solely three buildings – two of them with roofs already blown off by winds – whereas the third can be creaky, uncompleted and never conducive to studying for the teeming pupils.
According to Informant247News, the primary constructing was constructed by the federal government; the second was constructed by a Non-Governmental Organisation in 2005, whereas the final one continues to be below building, and a neighborhood self-funded mission.
Since March 1 when the winds wreaked havoc to the college, the pupils have been condemned to studying in such horrible situations.
The neighborhood leaders within the space and the headteacher of the college informed Informant247News that they’d written to the state authorities on many events however they’d but to obtain any optimistic response.
One of the college officers who pleaded to not be named confirmed throughout a go to by journalists that solely few of the pupils remained as the vast majority of them had left to their varied houses.
It was on a Tuesday morning when the pupils have been anticipated to be in school however sadly, these younger pupils have been disadvantaged of qualitative training because of the dilapidated infrastructure of their college.
Adeshola Esther, a major six pupil mentioned, “Whenever, I am in school especially early in the morning, I always feel cold because we have been learning under the tree. We couldn’t make use of our classroom because it doesn’t have roof and windows.
“This is how we have been learning for more than 3 months. Each time rain starts falling, the Headteacher will tell us to go home. We couldn’t wait in the rain because our clothes will be wet. So, we usually run home. We are not always happy when the rain falls, because we know it will definitely affect that day’s class activities.”
Another pupil who needs to grow to be a instructor cried out to the federal government to come back to their help.
He narrated how they learnt below the timber with nothing to protect them from the tough climate.
Soliu Quadir, who lives very near the college, mentioned, “My parents are into trading. My ambition is to become a teacher and impart knowledge to the younger ones. I plead with the government to as a matter of urgency help us repair our school.”
In an interview with the pinnacle of the Parent Teachers Association, PTA, Alhaji Solihu Ayinla, he expressed with bitterness the state of the college constructing.
He mentioned, “This has been a yearly experience. This school was built over 15 years ago. Since then, this is the one classroom the government provided. It is with the help of an NGO that will have another classroom which was built in 2005. We have written to the state government, they keep on promising, but up till today, we haven’t seen them. We are still using this opportunity to implore the government to come to our aid.
“Since, the first rain started, that was when the pupils have been learning under the trees. Immediately rain falls you will see them going back home because there is no where they can stay. With the little we have done, we have spent up to N300,000, it remains planks to do the roofing. But we have exhausted our efforts. This is the major problem we are now facing in our school; may God help us.”
One of the neighborhood leaders when contacted, mentioned, “As big as our community is, it ridiculous and sad to say we don’t have a standard primary school, talk less of secondary school. Not having these two belittle us in this community. Since the roof of this school was blown away, we have been looking for support from the government, and even wealthy individuals who could help us renovate the school.”