“Best Governor of the year in infrastructure development”, Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa has been called out after pictures of Emiye Girls Grammar School, Oleh sitting on the floor in the classrooms surfaced online for the second time after his promises of renovation, Siggy reveals.
Walking through the main gate of Emiye Grammar School, Oleh, on Monday, Siggy.ng correspondents sighted some of the students clinging to windows to see and hear the teacher in one of the classes.
A source said some new intakes into Junior Secondary School, JSS 1, were yet to attend classes due to insufficient seats, more than three weeks after resumption of academic activities in the 2021/2022 academic year.
Though some of the classroom buildings in the school are in passable shape, the environment is not conducive for learning, as students go through several ordeals daily in their bid to be educated.
A student, Anthonia, said: “This school is over 40 years old, and other schools are laughing at us that Emiye Girls Grammar School is one of those lacking seats and other facilities. We plead with the government to, as much as possible, provide seats for us.
“Most of us have difficulties coming to school because it is located towards the end of town, so l like the government to also provide buses for us too. If buses are provided, the population of the school will increase.
“Also, we do not have enough teachers. Some of us go to classes and do not have anyone to teach us, so we want more qualified teachers,” she added.
Another student, Odafe, asserted: “Whenever we receive lessons, we sit on the floor and our uniforms get dirty, sometimes we sit or stand on the windows, so we want the government to provide seats for us so that we will not be sitting on the floor anymore.”
The principal of the school, Mrs Edherue, declined to speak to us on the development.