Reports: FCT Administration Under Nyesom Wike Merges Two Classes In Abuja School To Cover Up Pupils Learning Under Trees | #NwokeukwuMascot
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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) under the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike on Tuesday visited the LEA Primary School, Etsu Dagba, Dobi Ward, Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT and ordered the headmaster to merge two classes in a room.
SaharaReporters had reported on Monday that approximately 92 elementary school students were captured on camera learning under a tree due to a lack of facilities to accommodate them.
This was revealed in a post uploaded on X (previously Twitter) by Monitng, which revealed how students were struggling to learn under the shade of a tree due to lack of classrooms in the FCT primary school.
Monitng had written, “This is the current state of LEA Primary School, Etsu Dagba, Dobi Ward, Gwagwalada Area Council, FCT, Abuja. Where over 92 pupils are learning under the shade of trees. We are calling on the responsible stakeholders to do the needful.”
A source familiar with the incident told SaharaReporters that the education secretary of the Gwagwalada local council area arrived at the school on Tuesday morning and asked the teachers to combine the classes to cover up the lack of infrastructure in the school, regardless of whether this would result in overcrowding.
He said, “This morning, early in the morning, the education secretary of the local government came to the school, When he came, he could not do anything (to solve the problem) but he just started shouting (at the teachers) on why they would do such kind of things. And that primary 2 pupils should go and join primary 1 pupils, and primary 3 should join primary 4 right now.”
“That is what is happening; he is now joining their classes together, primary 1 and 2 are together, primary 3 and 4 are now together,” he lamented.