Committee discovers locked furniture in school where students sit on bare floor


The Sokoto State Committee on the Implementation of State of Emergency in Education, has discovered 200 sets of furniture locked up at a school where students sit on bare floor for lessons.

A statement issued by Imam Imam, spokesman to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, said the discovery was made during an assessment visit to Hafsat Ahmadu Bello Memorial Secondary School, Sokoto.

It said: “Only a few classes in the school have enough seats to accommodate them.

“For long, they have to put up with taking lectures while seated on bare floor.

”Most use prayer mats to protect their whole tops from the floor’s dust, while others come to classes with extra wrappers to spray on floor as they sit.

”While they have to put up with the most uncomfortable situation to take lectures daily, a few blocks away, 200 sets of classroom furniture were locked away, unattended to, and left to rot away.”

It said that, the suffering of the students came to an end last week when the committee went to assess facilities and make recommendations to remedy identified problems.

The statement added that the team leader, Shadi Sabeh, immediately ordered that the furniture be arranged in the class rooms, and admonished the school management to always prioritise the need of the students.

It said that school managers must, henceforth, key into the new vision of government for better schools, so as not to sabotage its efforts.



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  • Observer

    wicked teachers, the principal ought to be sacked and sued to court

    • St

      Don’t forget there’s an issue of corrupt judges still, so d solution don get K-leg

  • mohammed sani

    They have to be punished


    It was a strategy to hand-twist the State Government. Possibly, the Committee’s visit might have been at the school authority’s invitation to come and see what they were passing through and for the Committee to then recommend that the furniture should be provided by the Government. When approval would have been obtained, then the allocated fund would have been pocketed and those locked up furniture will then be released from their detention room. What an ingenuity by our civil servants with different methods to swindle the Government. They are the major economy-killers in Naija by carrying out their nefarious acts through embezzlement using over-invoicing / topping, diversion of fund, under-supplying of ordered items, etc. The State Government should not push this case under the carpet as it was a wicked and dehumanizing act. The perpetrator should be punished severely.

  • St

    Old story, I graduated from a secondary and unit that had no furnitures for students. Even my secondary education, goats and rams had their sessions after school hours and you sweep and wash by morning. Thousands of Nigeria graduates experience these insults to education in Nigeria…. PMB admin na sti wash for now, so 9ja we hope we experience growth before the next generation though…. cos d population explosion could become chaotic for all of us.

  • olayiwola

    Scanty, when was that furniture bought, who was responsible for locking it up, why was it locked up, what has been done to those who lock it up. Answers to this questions are necessary, else this story is just a planted one to show “action governor” There are special advisers in all states charged with planting stories that illustrate performance whether real or imagined