PHOTOS: Inside Rotten Niger School Where Pupils Sit On Bare Floor To Receive Lessons

Gyedna Community Primary School in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State has suffered Infrastructural and human resource neglect for over a decade, insiders reveal. 

WikkiTimes learned that there are about five teachers including the headmaster attending to the pupils. However, pictorial evidence showed that the roofs of the school have worn out for a while, making a way for the sun to penetrate into the classrooms. While pupils endure the piercing sun, such is not the case when it rains. “They have to stop their studies and go home when it is cloudy,” an anonymous told WikkiTimes.

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The horrible state of the school was responsible for the withdrawal of many pupils to private schools near the community, according to the source. 

Inside view of the school’s classrooms || PHOTO: 2000BRANDng

Hamidu Abdulrasheed, the school headmaster, in an interview with a local press in Niger State, explained that a committee made of the community members has been trying its best to revamp the school. Yet, negligence by the government is not helping the situation.

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WikkiTimes learned that the school since its establishment in 1997, has suffered zero or little attention by the authority. In view of this, the headmaster and sources in the community said letters have been written to the government on several occasions, but all proved abortive.

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Dilapidated classrooms || PHOTO: 2000BRANDng

Ibrahim Mami Ijah, the Chairman of Tafa Local Government Area, and Thomas Tanabayi, the Councilor of Garam Ward where the school is located, could not be reached for comment. Their phone numbers were unavailable at press time and they didn’t respond to text messages.

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But Jibrin Isah Kodo, the Public Relations Officers (PRO) of Niger State Ministry of Education, in a telephone interview with WikkiTimes, said he was not aware of the school’s conditions. According to him, it would be unfair to say the government is doing nothing because “one school lacks some things.”

A cracked Classroom’s wall || PHOTO: 2000BRANDng

“There are over 3000 schools in the state and there are plans by the present administration to reposition all schools in the state,” Isah stated.


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