Through The Broken Wall — How Niger Pupils Learn Inside Decayed Classrooms

Pupils in Ntakogi Primary School in Doko, Lavun local council of Niger State, could easily be distracted from learning as the broken blackboard provides an avenue for such.

Samuel Yisa Doko, Vice President of Doko Progressive Forum, noted that the decayed structure had forced many parents to withdraw their wards from the school.

“The state of decay of the infrastructure at the Ntakogi Primary School Doko in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State Nigeria calls for concern,” he said. Adding: “The attention of Doko Progressive Forum DPF was drawn to the state of affairs about a sharp drop in the students population as a result of the life-threatening infrastructure in the school and the need for urgent intervention.”

WikkiTimes learnt the forum’s officials visited the school to ascertain the report it got beforehand.

Doko noted that the roofings of the classrooms had been blown off by wind. According to him, inadequate learning materials and zero hygiene are other challenges bedevilling the school.

During the group’s visit to the school, it was gathered that there are only 214 registered pupils. This includes 82 males and 132 females.

“However, there is still much to be done and it is on this note that we wish to appeal to well spirited individuals, philanthropists, NGOs, old boys and girls of the school to urgently come to the aid of the school before it is totally grounded,” the group said in a statement.

Yisa stated that his team is mobilizing some parents whose wards have voluntarily withdrawn from the school to reinstate them.

He vowed that the problem would be addressed in order to create a conducive teaching and learning environment, especially for the girl child.


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