WARRI SCHOOL RAIN STORM: GOVT. TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE SUCCOUR

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By Sharon Ivovi

The Delta State Government has assured the people of Ogedegbe community in warri South Local Government that no efforts would be spared in providing immediate succour to pupils of Ogedegbe Primary School recently affected by rain storm disaster.

According to officials, the State Government has activated its emergency quick response system in ensuring that learning was uninterrupted in the affected school.

The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Hon. Sunny Ogwu who visited the school on Friday, to have an on-the spot assessment of havoc wreaked on the school by the rain storm that destroyed the roof of six class rooms block, an office with five toilets, four class room block with an office , two class room block , block of thirteen unit toilets and an overhead tank, assured both pupils and teachers of the affected school that parliative measures had already been put in place to ensure that pupils resume immediately after the midterm break.

The SUBEB boss represented by a Member of the Board, Mr Paul Kurugbe, who led a team from the Board’s Headquarters Office, Asaba, confirmed that the massive destruction was a natural disaster and dispelled the rumour that it might be as a result of low standard job.

Hon. Sunny Ogwu while reiterating the state government’s commitment in protecting the right of the child to quality basic education, disclosed that government was on top of the situation.

The Executive Chairman who was conducted round the affected buildings by the Headmaster of the school, Mr. Ogbo Jabra, acknowledged the efforts of the state Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa in the education sub sector, and maintained that the educational future of pupils in the state would not be jeopardized.

Also speaking, the Education Secretary of Warri South Local Government Area, Mr Wilson Eyimefe, confirmed that parliative measures would be put in place to ensure uninterrupted school calander.