FCT - The Local Education
Authority (LEA) Primary school, Paikon-Kore in Gwagwalada Area Council of the
Federal Capital Territory, has called for assistance to fence the school in
view of the security challenges in FCT.
Mr Gana Zakari, the Head Teacher of the school, told the
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that the school fencing was necessary
following the recent bomb attack in Abuja.
"We have numerous challenges but the most important now is
the fencing of the school.
"Insecurity is a major problem today in the country and we
do not want to take any chance.
"We need to be security conscious and the fencing is way of
achieving that so we can check the inflow of people entry in the school
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"My school is too open and it is by the road side. We need
to secure the pupils too, so that they will stop roaming the streets,’’ he
Zakari, who commended the Universal Basic Education Board
for providing structures in the school, noted that the institution needed additional
classrooms as the population had increased.
"UBEB has tried with the structures of the classrooms, but
with the current school population we need more classrooms.
"Currently we have about 1,130 pupils in the school and in
order to carry everyone along we merged two to three classes.
"These classes are usually over crowded,’’ he explained.
He also stated that the school was in great need for
mathematics teachers and called on UBEB, through the LEA Gwagwalada office, to
address the situation.