2000 students of Afiesere Sec Schl pooh in the bush
By Jon Egie
Afiesere Secondary School, Afiesere in Ughelli North LGA with a population of over 2000 students has no toilet facilities or urinary spots and as such the students are exposed to danger of reptiles’ attack when the go to the bush to ease themselves.
This was revealed by the Head of Sciences of the school, Mr Ukrakpo Friday during the occasion of the launching of the Young Environmentalists Club (YEC) in the school, Friday, July 31.
In a question and answer session during the event, Mr Ukrakpor drew the attention of the Hon Commissioner for environment, Barr John Nani to the situation in the school pointing out that because the school lacks those basic facilities, the school environment is polluted by the human waste.
Mr Victor Efeturi who represented the Hon Commissioner asked the school authority to do a memo to the Ministry of water resources and rural development to draw government’s attention to the school situation assuring that government will respond appropriately.
In an interview shortly after, the principal of the school, Mr Simon Ebrobota remarked that the school will go by the advice given by the Hon Commissioner.
Asked what effort the school had put in to solve the problem, Mr Ebrobota said “we have been looking inward, we went to the Ministry of Education to present the problem and assurance of speedy solution was given but nothing has been done. We will continue to reemphasise the need for government to pay attention to the school considering its large population.
“The school is in dire need of perimeter fencing, water supply is totally lacking, the dilapidated classrooms need to be renovated and the electricity supply which was damaged by wind storm needs to be restored. Our examination halls, library and computer laboratories also need attention” Ebrobota said