Saturday Digest: Sorry State Of Okotie Eboh, And Other “Poultry Buildings” Across Delta Primary Schools

The viral video of the Warri sensation kid, Success has revealed in it’s entirety the total decay in school structures across public schools in Delta State.

Little Success who had lamented the state of her Okotie Eboh Primary School, Sapele as “kpako” in her infamous video, is the eye opener to the total neglect of primary school education by the Delta State government.

A trip around Delta State owned primary schools has left intellectuals stunned at the level of deterioration of these dilapidated structures which at first sight in it’s sore state are worst than poultry houses, leaving pupils at the mercy of no learning desks, blown off roofs and a not too conducive learning environment.

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The statement attributed to the Chief Press Secretary to the Delta State Governor, Mr. Charles Aniagwu quoted as saying, “Delta runs free education at basic and secondary levels “, has in fact added salt to injury as it is a far cry from what is obtainable in Delta public schools because on the same day, a group of gallivanting public school students were intercepted in Ekakpamre by one Olorogun Samson Okomitie on account of non payment of school fees which he promptly paid for.

Recall also, the National Association of Nigeria Students, NANS had in a letter to his excellency in 2018 protested the meagre allocation for education in the state’s budget.

The letter which was signed by the erstwhile JCC chairman, Comr Dio Emeka Rex read;

“Your Excellency sire, it is therefore very disheartening to realize that only 8% of the 2019 budget was allocated to education as against the 26% minimum allocation for education recommended by UNESCO. We humbly demand your Excellency’s prompt action to save the education in Delta State.

“Your Excellency, Nigeria has the highest number of out-of-school children in the world with about 13 million children being out of school. Poverty has been identified as the major reason for this outrageous figure. The government is expected to be seen taking deliberate steps to improve on education.

“The leadership of Nigerian students in Delta State, therefore, rejects in totality, such meagre allocation for education. It is not acceptable to us and we shall resist it by all means possible. We, therefore, demand an upward review of the budget allocated to education in the 2019 budget by your Excellency.

“We also demand that Your Excellency declares a state of emergency on education and adopt free education policy in public basic and secondary schools in Delta State. Your Excellency, as we look forward to a prompt consideration and approval of our demands.”

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