- A resident in Abia has called the attention of government to the deplorable state of schools in the state
- Expressing her concern, the resident said some of the schools in Osisisoma Ngwa North zone lack basic education equipment
- According to the worried woman, kids sit on the floor to learn while the sun ''shines on them''
In what seems to be a registration of anger over the insensitivity of government to the education sector, a resident of Abia has lamented the deplorable condition of some of the government-owned schools in the state.
Expressing her displeasure to Legit.ng on the terrible condition of government schools in Osisisoma Ngwa North constituency, the worried resident lamented that the schools have suffered a long-overdue neglect, charging the stakeholders in the state to give education its deserved priority.
She said: "The rotten state of the government schools in my constituency has given given me serious concern.
"I took my time to pay a visit to some of these schools and discovered that 90% of the government schools in osisisoma Ngwa north has no seat for pupils to sit and learn.
"They have no office for teachers, no library, and they have no toilet."
Lamenting the range of pain and misery which innocent school kids were made to experience under terrible condition, the resident further disclosed: "The building has fallen apart and the roof of many of them are no more.
"Kids sit on the floor to learn while the sun shines on them."
She, however, pleaded with the stakeholders and government of Abia state, especially the commissioner of education in the state, Prof Ikechi Mgbeoji, to rescue the education of the community from going into a total downhill.
She said: "I plead with the Abia state government and prof Ikechi mgbeoji (commissioner for education Abia state) to assist us in reviving the state of these schools
"We plead with philanthropists and government officials to come to the aid of these schools in Osisioma Ngwa North, my constituency."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Prof. Charles Ayo, a former vice chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, had advised President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on creating greater access to quality education in the country during his second term in office.
Ayo gave the advice in an interview in Ota on Tuesday, March 19. He said that access to quality education had been the major challenge hindering the country from achieving meaningful development.
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