Kunguni pupils study in leaking classes
Only one block of two classrooms is not leaking from the three blocks of four classrooms in Kunguni community, Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The development, residents said, has added to the lack of furniture and shortage of teachers in the school and has exposed pupils to untold hardship in their educational pursuit.
David Daruwana, a resident said classes are suspended in the school whenever clouds are gathered because all the pupils in the school would be crammed into the only two classrooms spared from leaking in the school.
The community constructed the two classrooms David said, while he added that the roofs on all the two blocks of classes constructed by the government have been blown off.
Bulus Magaji said the government for a very long time has not renovated the school’s building thereby subjecting the parents to constant fear “because you would be worried if your children are in school and it is about to rain,” he said.
The residents said while primary school pupils are faced with the challenges of dilapidated structures, secondary school students trek long distance to school in Pai, a neighbouring community.
The trek, according to Bulus, lasts for about four hours daily, back and forth.
The resident who also listed lack of potable water as they drink from River Gurara among their challenges, appealed to the government to look into their plights.
The school they said if renovated would appeal more to the residents and enhance their chances of getting formal education instead of joining their parents in farms.