PLATEAU STATE: Collapsed classroom blocks need urgent rehabilitation
The community in Fwapwa Village of Jos South local government council has cried out to the Plateau State government for urgent attention to the collapsed primary school by rebuilding it.
Speaking to newsmen through the Headmaster of the school in Jos recently, Mr Taddy Pam called on the government to come to the rescue of the school from the devastating effect of rainstorm. According to him, a twin classroom block was ravaged by a recent rainstorm, needing urgent attention before it deteriorates.
“I have written a letter to the Executive Secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) for assistance but none has come yet. Following the devastating effect of a rainstorm, a second section has already damaged two classroom blocks, which have collapsed, needing urgent attention,” he said. The Headmaster said that the situation “has put our school in a fix as our pupils presently receive lectures under trees.”
Pam described the situation as “very pathetic” because the cold in the rainy season was affecting the pupils, who sit for lessons under what he called an ‘open heaven.’ He pleaded with the state government to come to the aid of the primary school and urgently re-build the collapsed classrooms or dismantle the roof (zinc and wood) to prevent the second classroom (standing) from caving in under the roof’s weight.