In These Bauchi Schools, Students Learn Under Rotten Roofs, on Bare Floors

At least two government-owned schools have been found in dilapidating conditions in Bauchi metropolis and Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Inside the schools — Government Day Secondary School, Narabi, in Toro and Gwallameji Primary School, in Bauchi city — students do not only receive lessons under rotten roofs but also on bare floors.

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During rainy season, many of these students are sent back home to avoid unforeseen eventualities, according to Tracka, a public project monitoring platform.

Tracka, further called on Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed to look at the deplorable conditions of the schools to salvage them from imminent collapse.

According to TrackaNG, there over 600 pupils in Gwallameji Primary School.

“This is the terrible state of Gwallameji primary school, Bauchi LGA, Bauchi State where over 600 pupils learn in an unconducive environment,” the platform tweeted, adding the school lack basic teaching materials.

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“We call on the @GovBauchi and other relevant stakeholders to construct, equip and provide teachers for the pupils to learn in a conducive environment,” Tracka tweeted further.

Also at the Government Day Secondary School, Sabon Gari, Narabi, Toro LGA, Bauchi State, there are over 200 students sitting on mats and bare floor to learn on a daily basis.

“Whenever it rains, the students are asked to stay at home because of their safety. The classrooms are not accommodating anymore”, Tracka said.

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Efforts to reach Bauchi State Ministry of Education failed as the phone number provided on its website was not reachable. As of press time, a text and email sent to the ministry had not been responded to.

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