By Ifeanyi Nwoko
Senator Andy Uba has expressed displeasure over what he termed infrastructural decays in schools stressing that there was need for urgent intervention especially in Anambra state.
The lawmaker made the observation while on a routine visit to Girls High School Uga in Aguata Local Government Area, one of the schools he renovated a few months ago to enhance academic activities in the state.
Uba, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) stressed that the situation of things in many schools in the state was so bad that it was no longer conducive for learning.
The Senator who represents Anambra South Senatorial district said that the standard of education in the state had also declined to a pitiable level adding that such was unacceptable.
He insisted that investment in education should be a priority project of any good government.
“The infrastructure in many of our schools in Anambra is dilapidated, classrooms are not fit for learning and the hostels are not conducive for students to rest.
“Indeed no serious academic work can go on in this kind of condition, which is why the level of education is dwindling fast.
“We must intervene; education should be a priority project of any good government. This level of decay must not be allowed to continue,“ he said.
The senator who was saddened on seeing the hostel blocks of the girls’ school also promised to renovate it so that it would be conducive for the students.
He said that it was pitiable that “our children would be allowed to live in this kind of environment”.
The students and teachers of the schools expressed gratitude to the governor aspirant for his kind gesture.
They said that his intervention in renovating the classroom block had indeed repositioned the school adding that his pledge to renovate the dilapidated hostel was a very cheering news.
One of the elated students said that they would no longer be suffering from leaking roofs in the hostel.