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Chief on hunger strike over aged school

18 June 2013, 17:03

Abuja - A village chief has embarked on a hungers strike to protest the dilapidation of the sole secondary school in Ikot Ibo Village in the Ibom State.

Peter Nduche said the school, which was built in 1982, was endangering the lives of learners and teachers.

More than 2 000 children attend the school.

“We are not happy that the only secondary school in our domain has been neglected by successive State governments, including the present one. I cannot endure this type of abnormality any longer. All we are asking for is equity and fair play,” said the chief.

“Our children and teachers give daily report of snakes chasing them out of classes. If you look inside, you will know that grasses have taken over the school. You can see the fallen roofs everywhere. I doubt you can see such decay in other parts of the state,” he added.

Education officials claimed the school was still intact.

“The government say that this school which was built in 1982, and is thus not old enough to qualify for rehabilitation,” said Nduche.

– CAJ News

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