Parents petition Okowa over flooded primary school in Delta
Parents of pupils at the Women Affairs Primary School in Asaba, Delta State yesterday petitioned the state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the deplorable condition of the school.
They urged the governor to come to their aid to enable their children/wards return to school.They claimed the school’s compound “is always flooded after a downpour, making it difficult for the pupils to go into their classes.”
Speaking on behalf of the parents, Mr. Jedege Egbe, appealed to the state government to urgently come to their aid to enable the pupils togo back to their classrooms.
A letter addressed to the Governor, signed by three of the parents, including: Mr. Jedege Egbe, read: “We have just resumed for the session and we were happy to be back to school, and here we are in the midst of flood. Our prayer is that the state government should help because we do not want flood to sweep our kids away”.
He lamented that a few months ago, the school was shut because of flood but the state government’s quick intervention saved the situation.Reacting, the State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community Development, Rev. Omatshola Williams, said it was necessary for the pupils of the school to temporarily stay at home to enable government put palliative measures in place that would enable the pupils to return to school as soon as possible.
Her words: “This is necessary because when children see water they are excited and we don’t want any of them to drown. So, they have to temporarily stay away from the school until government puts things in place”.