Ebonyi Primary School Risks Impending Epidemics
Onicha Central School in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State is dilapidated, and not a conducive learning environment.
Built 88 years ago during the advent of the Presbyterian Church in the area, the school has not witnessed any renovation.
Consequently, the primary school is now a shadow of itself, while the pupils litre the environment with excreter, since they lack toilet and other facilities.
Presently, the over five hundred pupils do not have a classroom for learning.
The General Head Boy of Onicha Central School, Emeka Ugochukwu, decried the sorry state of his school buildings.
He said it was contributing to the pupils’ poor academic performances.
“I am crying out for intervention by the Ebonyi State government, because the old buildings and lack of the needed facilities is affecting our performance.
“Ebonyi State government through the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), should do a total renovation and reconstruction of the collapsed building.
“It is not only the school building that is bad, but also that the toilet facilities are in bad condition.
“We are calling on good spirited individuals, stakeholders, and government to do something immediately in order to address our plight,” he appealed in a chat with Bounce News.
He regretted that due to lack of effective teaching facilities, pupils of the school cannot compete with their counterparts in private schools.
According to him, well-to-do parents had withdrawn their children and wards, fearing the collapse of the building.
The school Headmaster, Chief Gabriel Ogbonnaya Njoku, while speaking to Bounce News also expressed displeasure over the nature of the structures, which he said was not enough, and not conducive for learning.
He disclosed that the buildings which were constructed 88 years ago during the advent of Presbyterian Church in the area, have not been renovated.
He appealed to both stakeholders and individuals for assistance over Physical Education (PE) Uniforms, set of band, and other donations of their choice.
Chief Njoku recalled that one Mr. Jonathan Asiri donated exercise books to the pupils, and urged others to emulate his kind gesture.
“Since Jonathan donated generously to my pupils, the beneficiaries have not ceased from praying for him over his kindness,” he said.
The head teacher further said that the school toilet should be given special attention to prevent outbreak of epidemics.
“The surrounding of the school is littered with human excretes, because of the absence of convenience for the pupils.''
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