Alumni begs Ugwuanyi over looming tragedy in Enugu school
The Community High School Umabor Alumni Association have begged Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to save the students of the school from loomingdanger.
This came as they hailed Ugwuanyi his government’s aggressive rural development as well as huge budgetary allocation to the education sector.
The group, at a visit by the 1998 Alumni, observed that almost all the classroom structures in the school were at the brink of final collapse.
The Alumni, led by Pharm. Stephen Ugwuoke, was accompanied by other leaders of the group, including, DAILY POST Editor, Comrade Emmanuel Ugwueze, Mr. Jude Ndubuisi
Edeh, and Mr. Hyginus Odoh.
Speaking after the visit, Ugwuoke described the condition of the school as not only embarrassing but unacceptable.
He said it was disheartening that previous governments in the State allowed educational infrastures to deteriorate to such a shameful level.
“We are saddened by what we saw today at the once famous Community High School, Umabor, a school that has produced so many great personalities in Nsukka and beyond.
“The school is now a shadow of itself, no thanks to previous governments in this State. Our enquiries showed that this place has been like this for over seven years.
“It is so bad and unacceptable. We saw today that the building housing the science laboratory has already collapsed; so how does the students do science practical?
We don’t have answer to this.
“The administrative block is gone; the senior class block is a danger waiting to happen, as the room is about to cave in.
“So, we are appealing to His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for a special intervention on this school. We commend the Governor for the good work he is doing
in Enugu State, especially his good budgetary allocation for education, which we consider exemplary. It is indeed something other States should emulate.
“The Governor is also making giant strides in provision of critical infrastructure across all the communities in Enugu State. We join the good people of this State
to salute His Excellency in this regards.
“We know his government inherited terrible educational infrastructures across the State, but our appeal is that the case of this school demands emergency. There is
tragedy waiting to happen and the time to avert it is now”, Ugwuoke stated.