Parents in the Ayetoro Makun community in Ogun State’s Sagamu West Local Government Area have expressed their displeasure with the area’s sole public primary school’s appalling conditions and inadequate amenities.
It was discovered that a building with three classrooms had been abandoned due to its poor condition even though St. Paul’s Anglican Primary School was reported to have been founded in 1916.
Our reporter observed that the roof had been significantly damaged by the wind.
Additionally, there were overgrown grasses all around the structure, putting the students in danger of reptiles.
It was discovered that the building next to the dreadful one just had two classrooms and can house 150 students.
Olasunkanmi Sodimu, the chairman of the parents-teachers association at the school, lamented the circumstance of the institution in an interview stating, “The primary school has been there long before I was born. For these kids, there are no decent classrooms or environments that promote learning.
Olasunkanmi, who is also a graduate of the institution, claimed that collective efforts had been used to maintain the school
During my term in office, we hired additional instructors to work with these students, and the community covered their salaries. We would tax their parents, and some of them would give us money. But everyone on our staff has already departed the school.
The sole public elementary school in this neighborhood is this one. Because the school lacks adequate facilities and teaching aids, parents are no longer sending their kids there, Olasunkanmi said our correspondent.
The current state of this school is not desirable, according to a different parent who only went by the name Odewale. These youngsters don’t feel at ease in their classroom. We should get assistance from the government to renovate this school.
Ayobami Arigbabu, the state’s commissioner for education, got in touch with us and requested that our reporter convey a message.
As of the moment this report was filed, he still hadn’t replied to the message that was delivered to him.