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Ogun to rehabilitate flooded schools

02 October 2012, 16:20

Ogun - The Ogun Commissioner for Education, Mr Segun Odubela, on Tuesday said that the state government was poised to rehabilitate schools affected by flood.

Odubela made this known when he visited the affected schools in Akute to assess the level of damage to the schools buildings as well as sympathise with students and staff.

The affected schools are Akute Community High School and Zumratu Islamiya Primary School II.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the schools with a population of  1,002 students were in accessible to  teachers and students.

Odubela,  who addressed teachers and students of the schools, assured them that the ministry would ensure that alternative sites were provided.

``We are not happy that our children have to learn in this kind of environment; we are taking immediate steps to rectify it.

``Just bear with us, the government is aware and we are trying all our best;  we will look for new sites that are not prone to flooding," he said.

Responding, Mrs Comfort Senjirin, the Principal of Akute Community High School, said the flooding  had affected  attendance by  students.

``I  and my teachers have been sitting on the corridor of the school and the students are being compressed in a makeshift tent.

``The students no longer come to school because when it rains, the whole school will be flooded," she said.

Senjirin appealed to the state government to ensure the speedy rehabilitation of the affected schools.



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