Most of the primary schools buildings in Kano State need complete repairs especially those at rural areas where the local education authorities across the state usually fail to visit such remote locations either due to distance or lack of inability to cover everywhere.
In this regard, our correspondent who visited some remote areas in the state reports that most of the primary schools that were built over thirty years ago are now in very bad conditions despite the importance of education from the grassroots.
Similarly, almost all the primary schools are so congested with pupils because in every school there may be one or more blocks that are not in use while some buildings were abandoned for lack of repairs which needs the urgent attention from the Kano State Government if real change in primary education sector is needed.
New Nigerian had a vox pop with many parents that are residents of rural areas, where they called on Kano State Government to as a matter of urgency direct the local education authorities to commence the repairs of all dilapidated primary schools buildings before the rainfall in order to accommodate all the teaming pupils that were enrolled into the schools.
Furthermore, the parents at Waddau Primary School in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area said that if it rains, most of the pupils must rush to their respective homes because there is no classroom to accommodate all of them which is a slap to the face of education at the grassroots.
Similarly, in Kunnawa and Dungurawa primary schools all under Dawakin Tofa Local Education Authority, some classrooms blocks are in a sorry state and by the mode of their damages, if it rains the blocks may collapse if urgent measures are not taken in this regard, while some schools suffer lack of furniture, good blackboard for lessons as well as lack of doors and windows which is almost in every school.
Speaking with our correspondent in Kano, the Kano State School Base Management Committee (SBMC), Alhaji Tijjani Haladu Baraya, said that Kano State Government is trying it’s best in terms of educational development despite the present economic challenges, while his committee is also making impact in the repairs and renovation of some primary schools, but called on well meaning citizens to come out and contribute towards the betterment of education from the grassroots.
In conclussion, some primary school teachers who pleaded anonymity advised that government should slash it’s daily spendings and allocate the funds into the repairs of primary schools buildings across the state in order to lay solid grassroot education foundation in Kano State.