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Pupils Sit on Stones in Zandi-Ye Primary School, Taraba

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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MAWA Foundation

Children of the Zandi-Ye Community in Zing Local Government Area of Taraba state, are learning under terrible condition.

Zandi-Ye Primary School, is in terrible condition, and this is even as over 500 pupils attend the school.

A visit to the school, shows it has no adequate classrooms while class six and other pupils sit on stones to learn.

Mr. Joshua Yohana, a community resident told MAWA Foundation that the school has been operating on community efforts.

“The Taraba state government does not care about education; this school is being sustained through the community efforts” Yohana said.

Apart from none availability of chairs in the classrooms, the school building has no roof.

Zandi-Ye is not the only case, there are many communities in Taraba where children learn under terrible condition.

Worse still, the state government sets aside huge amount of money for capital allocation, an amount it says has education and health as core state focus.

All efforts to get reactions from the Local Government Chairman and other government functionaries with direct mandate on education failed as at press time.

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