The Parent and guardian of more than 360 student of LEA primary school Wuye, is aggrieved as the student were thrown out of their classroom on Wednesday while the school was in session .
One of the parent, Sanni Gambo who has three children in the school is calling on the President of the country, and other stakeholders in the Education sector to take the closure of the school seriously.
“The Federal Government Boys College Apo Principal, and the Permanent secretary of the Education Ministry has been engaging in blame shifting ”
“Our concern is to have the children back to school, as any form of delay may cause some of the children to lose interest in schooling”
“This is the only LEA school that we have in Wuye district. We do not have any other place to put our children”.
The PTA Chairman of the LEA Primary school, Ibrahim Alhasan called on the Education Ministry and the FCT Authority to resolve the land tussle, as it is causing delay for the pupils.
“The student were in the class when the roofing material were being removed.
They were all asked to leave the school premises”
Alhassan disclosed that FCT Education authorities however decided to convert the building beside the school into temporary classrooms, pending when the issue will be resolved.
He further explained that immediately the eviction took place, he placed a call to the Principal of Federal Government Boys college Apo, and the Permanent secretary of the Education Ministry, Architect Sonny Echono.
“The Principal said he was acting on instructions from the Education Ministry.
‘The Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry also denied involvement in the whole eviction process”.
On a visit to the premises of the Federal Government Boys College, Apo, the corespondent was unable to see the Principal due to official engagement.
The Principal and the Permanent Secretary did not pick their calls as at when filing the report.
In a Swift reaction, the Coordinator of Vaccine Network, Chika Offor called for an end to the closure of the LEA primary school, Wuye.
“The Children should not be made to suffer for indiscrepances in the system. The FCT Authority and the Education Ministry should be able to resolve the crisis, and ensure the student resume back to class”.
She also urged the relevant Authority to ensure that an alternative arrangement should be made to shelter the student.
Offor laments that the closure of the school is not encouraging as some of the girl child in the school may lose the moral to keep studying.
“We have to start convincing some of the students who just started schooling last term. We need to reassure the parent that the school will soon be back in full force. We had to bring them from other communities “,