Ceaseless banditry attacks in Shiroro local council, Niger State, make government’s intervention impossible for Central Primary School in Galkogo District.
The dilapitating structure of the school frustrates conducive learning for pupils. During rainy seasons, the school operates epileptic session.
In a chat with WikkiTimes, a community leader, Jibrin Allawa said the rotten school, had over the time, not been given adequate attention by the government.
“It is long the school gets any government’s intervention to address challenges facing Central Primary School of Galkogo,” he said, decrying that no form of repair, has taken place for years.
He added that insecurity bedeviling the district made it impossible for the government to fix many infrastructural decays in the area.
“Whenever the government is willing to address the problem, the fear of being kidnapped often gripped contractors,” he told WikkiTimes. “We believe even without a contractor, infrastructure can be fixed. We’re appealing to the incoming government to please temper justice with mercy.”
The community leader described the school as a shadow of itself. “There are no sitting materials, there are no teaching aids but we have teachers posted to the school,” he revealed.
“People are fleeing from Galkogo, crossing the river to Gumba as learning becomes very difficult,” Allawa added.
According to him, the dilapidated school is currently not operating.
“Even in IDPs camps, there are temporary structure of classrooms for learning but ours has become entirely a different issue.
“How much will it take the state government to go and fix that school? Now, our children are out of school,” he lamented.
Idris Kolo, the spokesman of Niger State Universal Education Board (NSUBEB) could no be reached for comment. His line was busy when contacted. At press time, a text sent to him had not been responded to.