SCHOOL RESUMPTION ENUGU: SCHOOL HEAD BEMOANS DELAPIDATED INFRASTRCTURE
Public and some private schools in Enugu State have resumed for the second term, after the Christmas and New Year break.
A visit to some of the schools showered a large turnout of students and teachers engaged in various activities, ranging from environmental clean up to academic work.
At Government Technical College (GTC) Enugu, the Principal, Mr. Kenneth Ogili was seen attending to students and visitors to the school.
In an interview, Mr. Ogili explained that there was one hundred percent attendance by the teachers and about sixty percent attendance by the students.
According to him, the students had earlier cleaned up the school compound and afterwards, some had kicked off with tests while others did revisions.
Two students, Afamefuna Iyioke and Chikere Ugwu said they were prepared for the new term.
They advised their follow students who had not resumed todo so without further delay to avoid lagging behind.
Meanwhile, teachers and pupils of Market Road Primary School, Ogui Enugu want the government to look into the dilapidated class room blocks for efficient learning.
A visit to the school revealed a low turnout of pupils as some classrooms were empty.
However, teachers came in their numbers and were seen teaching the few that attended.
Speaking with Radio Nigeria, the Assistant Head Mistress of both Market Road Primary School I and II, Mrs. Margret Nwodo and Mrs. Lorita Chibueze, described the low turnout as very discouraging and advised parents to release their wards to school.
Mrs. Nwobodo used the opportunity to highlight many challenges the schools were facing, including inadequate toilet, security, water and the mud classroom blocks, which were gradually collapsing.
Some pupils interviewed,Chikamso Nnaji, Chinonso Ozoani and Destiny Airende said they expected their teachers to be more committed and thorough in teaching them.
They promised to pay more attention to their academics and expressed optimism that they would do better than the previous term.
CHINWE UGWUANYI AND SARAH CHINWIKE