Thursday, 18 January 2018
Pupils sit on bare floor to learn in community hosting six oil wells [PHOTOS]
The photographs taken by DAILY POST on Wednesday, January 17, exposed the terrible situation of pupils of Otoro Primary School in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State who sit on bare floor while learning. The host community, Orhoakpor community is believed to be hosting six oil wells.
DAILY POST observes that the infrastructures in the school are extremely poor as the roofs of the building are almost blown off, exposing the students to unimaginable danger.
Because of lack of benches in the classrooms, students have found learning on the floor as comfortable as learning with the desks.There are also no doors, Staff-rooms and offices for head teachers.
In a chat with DAILY POST, a source who craved anonymity appealed to the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa to come to the rescue of the school with the provision of basic infrastructures and adequate security for the school as the little equipment they have are also carted away by criminals.
Our correspondent reports that the photographs expose the lapses of the Delta State in the area of education.
Regardless of the poor presence of the Delta State Government in the community, the presence of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, operating the six oil wells in the community is not felt by the people, as there are no access roads to the school even as there is no portable water supply. Similarly, the only health centre lacks the necessary medical facilities.
Source: Daily Post