It's Headmaster's Office: Man Shares Picture of Dilapidated Hut Used as School; No Chair & Desk

It's Headmaster's Office: Man Shares Picture of Dilapidated Hut Used as School; No Chair & Desk

  • Pictures of what appears to be a school in Kano state have attracted reactions in manifold after being shared by a journalist Salisu Yahaya Hotoro
  • The school, an old hut surrounded by sands, is said to be Juma Wailare Primary School in Warawa, a local government area of Kano
  • Inside the hut which some Facebook users described as the headmaster's office, are books and other materials spread on the bare floor

A Nigerian journalist, Salisu Yahaya Hotoro, has shared the heart-wrenching pictures of a primary school said to be in Kano state, northern Nigeria.

In a post on Facebook on Tuesday, October 26, Hotoro, who identified himself as a political activist, said that the school is located in Warawa ward, Warawa local government area of Kano.

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It's Headmaster's Office: Man Shares Picture of Dilapidated Hut Used for School; No Chair & Desk
Salisu Hotoro said the school is in Kano state. Credit: Salisu Yahaya Hotoro
Source: Facebook

He gave the name of the school as Juma Wailare Primary School. A popular journalist, Jaafar Jaafar also shared the post.

A school or local yam barn?

A ridiculous reality of education in some parts of the country, the school is an old and isolated rotunda sitting in the midst of sand.

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The hut is bereft of chairs or desks, and inside it are different books and packs of chalks spread on the bare floor.

Social media users who reacted to the post said the dilapidated building is an office of the school headmaster.

Nigerians react

Turad Suraj wrote:

"I'm here GGSS Yako Kiru right now, they need to fix toilets and classes. Help pls."

Abdulllahi Makoda wrote:

"Still education is free under Ganduje."

Education challenges in north Nigeria

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In its report, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide, revealed that "one in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria.

The agency said that in northern Nigeria, at least 496 classrooms have been destroyed and 1,392 classrooms have been damaged but repairable.

"...the picture is even bleaker, with a net attendance rate of 53 per cent. Getting out-of-school children back into education poses a massive challenge.
The education deprivation in northern Nigeria is driven by various factors, including economic barriers and socio-cultural norms and practices that discourage attendance informal education, especially for girls," a report on the UNICEF website read.

Earlier, reported in a related story that a Nigerian man identified as Frank West called on the Delta state government to come to their rescue over a dilapidated school in the state and lack of access to potable water supply.

Taking to his Facebook page to share photos of Akarai Etiti Community Primary School, West said the school is the only educational facility in Ndokwa East local government.


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