Flood hinders students’ access to schools in Jigawa – Independent Observers

Flood hinders students’ access to schools in Jigawa

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By Danladi Al-Hassan

Incessant rains for many consecutive days have led to flood with submerged roads in Auyo Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

This development has led to access roads to four major schools in the local government area.

Ibrahim Dauda, the Education Secretary in the area, in Auyo on Wednesday, said the schools included Unik-Babba Junior Secondary School, Unik-Gana Primary School, Afarmo Secondary School and Guyu Primary School.

Dauda said the situation was compounded by high water level in Kafin-Hausa River flowing into the affected areas.

“The access roads leading to schools in Guyu and Afarmo have been submerged by the flood; you can only access them using a boat.

“But in the case of Unik-Babba and Unik-Gana schools, apart from the inaccessible roads, the buildings have also been submerged, making learning impossible,“ Dauda said.

He said the situation had also affected the Federal Government Homegrown School Feeding Programme in the area as cooks hired could not supply meals to pupils.

He said the matter had been reported to the local government council for prompt actions.

Umar Musa-Kalgwai, the LGA Chairman, said the council has yet to receive the boat it earlier ordered for to commute people in the affected areas.

“Yes, we are aware of this problem; in fact we immediately ordered for a boat and any moment from now, it will arrive.

“My appeal to the people in this area is to exercise patience because we are making effort to ameliorate their suffering.”

(NAN)

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