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Displaced 450 primary school pupils make urgent appeal to gov’t


About four hundred and fifty (450) pupils displaced by a recent rainstorm at the Kpalisi A.M.E Zion primary school in the Sagnarigu district of the northern region have made a passionate appeal to government to urgently put their school back in shape for them to learn.

The school from class one to six and a store were ripped off completely by the rainstorm which occurred on 3rd May this year making teaching and learning very difficult for teachers and pupils alike.

The impact of the storm is being felt all around by staff and pupils. Teaching is now conducted in the open leaving teachers and pupils at mercy of the elements and school hours have been shortened .

Pupils told Zaa News that anytime clouds start forming they have to go home because they cannot have classes anymore.

The pupils described the current state of the Kpalisi A.M.E primary school as dangerous to their lives and appealed to the member of parliament for Sagnarigu, the district assembly and other benevolent organizations to help them have an ideal atmosphere to learn.

The only few pieces of furniture in the school the pupils use have also been destroyed by the rainstorm compelling four pupils to share a dual desk during lessons.

Teachers for fear of being victimised could not comment on the matter in spite of the difficulties they are currently going through to teach the pupils.

Some of the pupils who spoke to Zaa News on the difficult conditions they find themselves since May 3rd this year said ‘God will blessed either government or whoever renovate our school’.

Chairman of Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A) of Kpalsi A.M.E Zion primary, Mr Ibrahim Abdul Rahman told Zaa News they are overwhelmed about the situation. According to him, the school is already grappling with a lot of problems and the recent rainstorm aggravated their woes.
Several letters, he added, have been sent to the assembly, the MP for the area and the education directorate and other stakeholders to come to the aid of the school but to no avail.
He explained that apart from district NADMO officials who visited the school, no stakeholder has visited the school to see the plight of the pupils.

Mr Abdul Rahman said even though government is trying its best, the plight of the children needs a serious attention.

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