RIVERS STATE – Community Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS), Norwa Gbam in Tai Local Government Area seeks government’s swift intervention in various challenges befalling her.
A staff of the school who wants to remain anonymous, expressed his displeasure in the condition of learning.
“The ugly situation here ranges from poor learning environment, inadequate desk, learning materials and lack of sufficient subject teachers,” he lamented.
Although, he applauded the government’s free education policy but stressed on the need for proper plans to keep the schools running and not mere pronouncements.
“We expect the government to be more proactive and pragmatic in their dispositions,” he added.
Barine Joshua, 18, the deputy senior prefect for boys who spoke on behalf of the students decried lack of sufficient teachers especially in science subjects.
“We don’t have sufficient science teachers and a well equipped laboratory for practicals and it’s really affecting those of us that are core science students,” he bemoaned.
Mrs Nuka, 46, who is the school secretary drew attention to the need for proper staff and students’ welfare.
“I humbly appeal to the government to try and review the pending staff promotion issues and other welfare packages as this will enhance proficiency,” she pleaded.
The Universal Basic Education (UBE) board also has its own fair share in some of challenges faced by the school.
Students are extremely crowded due to insufficient classrooms and desks.
Some of the students barely take their studies seriously due to the unpleasant learning environment.
However, the staff and students of the school are very expectant that the days ahead will produce good outcome and also hopeful for a great and positive turn-around that will put an end to their present predicaments.