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Nasarawa community solicits help rainstorm

22 April 2014, 19:01

Nasarawa - The Kandele community in Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Tuesday appealed to the state government to urgently reconstruct classrooms  destroyed by rainstorm.

Paul Boka, the Chairman, Parents Teachers Association of the primary school, made the appeal in Garaku while receiving the Chairman of the State Universal Baisc Education Board, Abdulkarim Abdullahi.

He described the level of destruction as heavy, adding that the development had affected the education of their children.

"We woke up last week Thursday (April 17) and we discovered that the structures of our primary school have been destroyed completely by rainstorm; the community is sad over the ugly incident.

"Our problem now is that when the school resumes next term, we don’t know where our children will sit to learn; this is because as you can see all school structures, including the headmaster’s office, are destroyed by the rainstorm.

"It is unexpected and unfortunate that the rainstorm will cause a lot of hardship not only to our children but to the entire community.

"We are appealing, crying to the state government through your board, to urgently intervene and come to the aid of the school through the construction of classrooms, to reduce the hardship which pupils will face.”

According to him, the classrooms will not only help in reducing the hardship the teachers and the pupils will face when the school resumes next term, but will also reduce the plight of the community.

Boka also appealed to philanthropists to urgently assist the school by repairing the classrooms, adding that education is the responsibility of all.

He urged parents and the people of the entire community not to be distracted by the rainstorm but be prayerful, steadfast and be ready to send their children to school on resumption.

The chairman, however, commended Governor Tanko Al-makura for giving top most priority to the education sector in order to improve the lives of the people of the state  and called for its sustenance.

Responding, Abdullahi expressed regret over the destruction of the school structures and appealed to the community to remain calm while the government addressed the problem.

"I am here with my entourage to assess the level of destruction caused to the school by the rainstorm; it is unfortunate, but I am appealing to the community to remain calm and be prayerful.”

The chairman assured the community of the state government's determination to improve on the standard of education in the state for the overall development of the country.

 - NAN

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