Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, said his government is aware that students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Kaiama in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government sit on the floor during lectures.
A photo of the secondary school students sitting on bare floor to receive lectures in Bayelsa State went viral and forced the state government to react
A statement issued on Wednesday, July 6, by the Commissioner for Information, Hon. Ayiba Duba, said the Government is not unaware of the condition of the schools and a holistic plan of action is being implemented to revamp them.
According to him, this explains why government is committing huge resources on several ongoing renovation and reconstruction of existing school’s infrastructure and construction of new ones.
He said the case of the Government Girls’ Secondary School Kaiama is particularly pathetic because the school is susceptible to perennial flooding which often results in damage of facility and equipment in the school.
The Commissioner said the state government will continue to implement the ongoing reconstruction of infrastructure in a phased and systematic manner within the limit of available resources.
Duba said the public should be aware that government is in the know of the situation of the schools and the challenge it poses to quality learning is addressed.
He said the state government wishes to assure the Bayelsa Public of its determination to revamp the system and hope that the public understands.
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