- The first Nigerian floating school was created in 2013 by a Nigerian architect Kunle Adayami
- But, a few years later, it was destroyed by heavy rain and flooding
- Pictures of the historic academic institution has continued to bring back memories
The idea of the first Nigeria floating school was the brainchild of a Nigerian architect identified as Kunle Adayami.
The Makoko floating school situated in Lagos received massive local and international media attention when it was created in 2013 but it sadly didn't live up to its billing and hype.
Three years later, the indigenous academic institution collapsed due to heavy rain and flood, as reported by Guardian.
While many rue the loss of such a historic institution, its memories still live on and were once again remembered in a Twitter post by Nigerian Stories.
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While some Nigerians argued that even if it still stood, they wouldn't so much as consider sending their wards there for learning due to the inherent risks, others thought it was still a beauty.
"And u would expect me to send my children here? U must be joking."
@azeeztherealtor, obviously not current with the facts of the matter wrote:
"It's a school for makoko residents since they live on water , a free school for that matter , if you can afford better don't slander those who send their children there. Ignoramus."
"It was used in a movie I saw recently.
"Bukky Wright n co."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man who built his house with 14800 plastic bottles said he wants others to emulate him.
According to Ahmed, the one he built in Kaduna is the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa. He added that he is part of a non-governmental organisation that checks climate/weather challenges around the African continent.
He said the house is many times stronger than the ones with normal cement bricks and is also weather-friendly. If the weather is hot outside and you enter the house, everywhere will be cool, Ahmed said.