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Outrage as Ogun students take exams on bare ground

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Residents of Iwopin in the Ogun Waterside area of ​​Ogun State were outraged on Monday as students at St. Kizito Secondary School, a public secondary school in Iwopin, began their promotion exam of the third term on the bare floor of their classrooms.

According to some of the residents who showed Online forum Around the school compound, the learning conditions at school are unacceptable and very degrading.

Talk with the Online forum On Monday, the President of St. Kizito High School Alumni Association, Mr. Kabiru Abass, called on the Ogun State government to address the problem of lack of infrastructure in the school and in some other local government schools in Ogun Waterside.

According to Mr. Abass, “This is a problem that has been going on for a very long time now. I’m the president of the school alumni association.

“At Alumni level, we have done a lot. We renovated the whole laboratory for the students. We have ensured that the lab has all the necessary facilities to provide a conducive learning environment for students.

“We (the elders) were also responsible for renovating Corpers Lodge, where members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are housed when they come here for national service.

“We are also currently making desks and chairs, but not in large quantities due to funding. Alumni members made pledges based on their abilities.

“We met with the school’s Parents’ Association (PTA) about three times and urged them to support the school in providing a conducive learning environment for students.

“We also met local government officials from Ogun Waterside, but they keep telling us that education is free. That they can’t do anything except it comes from Ogun state government.

“It is a school that has produced notable figures in local governments in Ogun Waterside. A serving commissioner in Ogun State graduated from this school. The current Deputy Speaker of Ogun State Assembly graduated from this school.

“It’s a shame that people still see that education is free. It does not help the future of our children.

Another Iwopin resident who simply identified himself as Mr. Tayo explained that the situation “is unacceptable. Almost all stakeholders here are guilty. This shows that the school management is not enterprising. “Why didn’t they seek local help? How did the parents manage to allow their wards to get through this? Just because they want a free education?

“Let’s not even talk about the government. We have to rethink our conception of education in this country. * We must accept the sad reality that free education may no longer be possible or useful if we want our children to be truly educated.

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