By Ambrose Ologide
The managements of Dore Numa College and the neighbouring Ogedegbe Primary School in Warri have made a passionate appeal to relevant authorities to assist in renovating the depreciating infrastructure that were damaged by strong wing of the recent heavy down pour in the area.
In a letter of appeal written by the authorities of the Ogedegbe Primary School to the State Universal Basic Education Board and made available to the press, the damaged infrastructure included two blocks of ten class rooms and two offices.
Others were 13 unit toilets, 48 ceiling fans, electrical installations, school fence and a water tank, among others.
Those affected at the Dore Numa College as stated in a letter of appeal written by the school to the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission ( DESOPADEC ) and also made available to the press included the roof of a storey building, chemistry, physic, biology and home management laboratories.
Others were statotury records, such as dairies, lesson notes, textbooks, old registers and result sheets, among other vital documents.
The Head Teacher of Ogedegbe Primary School, Mr Ogbo Jabin, complained that the damage had adversely affected teaching and learning in the school as he disclosed that 600 pupils were managing a block of 6 class rooms for learning as at the time of filing this report.
He stated that the school had made several appeals for assistance to relevant authorities to no avail.
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The head teacher appealed to pupils and their parents to bear with the school as he expressed hope that the situation would soon come to an end and teaching and learning would be conducted in a conducive environment.
“I believe that our listening Governor Ifeanyi Okowa will do something about it soon,” he added.
On his part, the Secretary of Dore Numa College, Bernard Esema, also complained that final year students of the school could not use the said damaged laboratories in their final examinations.
He expressed fear that the exposure of the roof of the said building to rains could weakened its foundation.
Esema also recalled that several appeals were made to relevant authorities for assistance without responses, adding that many media outfits were brought in to report the unfortunate and disturbing situation to the public.
The Youth Chairman of Atse Olu Community ( Iyara ), Majemite Akubor, also complained about the deplorable state of the school, saying it was hazardous to jam-packed pupils in a class in a COVID – 19 era.
Akubor alleged that the community had been neglected as he noted that there were a lot of abandoned projects in the area.
He mentioned a heathcare centre as one of such abandoned projects in the area.
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