From: Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin-Kebbi
The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has confirmed that some dilapidated structure at the Falende Model Primary School, in Argungu Local Government Area of the state, were among other primary schools budgeted for total rehabilitation in 2017 action plan.
Acting chairman of the board, Alhaji Balarabe Abdulumin stated this, on Monday, while addressing newsmen on the condition of the primary schools in the state.
Leaders of the Falende community had explained to the Daily Sun how their children were suffering under dilapidated structure in the school.
They disclosed that the school, established 1968, had suffered neglect over the years and the that structure there were in total decay.
During Daily Sun visit to the school, it was observed that pupils were receiving lessons on bare floors while there was no basic teaching tools, especially desks and chairs for the pupils.
Speaking with newsmen, a resident of the village, Abubakar Zaki, appealed to the state government to rehabilitate the school for ” our children because the school is in a danger status to the lives of the pupils learning.
”We are not happy with the terrible condition of the school because it is an eyesore. Our children have right to learn under a conducive environment like other children in the state,” he said.
Zaki stated that the dilapidated state of the classrooms discouraged pupils from attending school, as the pupils normally stayed at home when ever there rain.
The Acting SUBEB chairman, however, said that the board was preparing to go to Abuja this week to defend its budget on the proposed rehabilitation of primary schools in state.
He noted that most of these dilapidated schools in the state, especially Felande Model Primary School, were inherited by the present administration and that in the next few months, many of them across 21 local governments in the state would wear new looks.