Kun­guni pupils study in leak­ing classes

Daily Trust - - ASO CHRONICLE - By Taiwo Adeniyi, Olayemi JohnMen­sah & Eseohe Ebhota

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.

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