Some heartbreaking and shocking photos which emerged online have exposed the terrible situation of pupils of a Primary School in Orhoakpor community which is believed to be hosting six oil wells in Delta State.
Pupils learning in class
Here’s how DailyPost who obtained and released the photos, exclusively reported the story;
“With 6 oil wells, DailyPost has exclusively obtained photographs of pupils sitting on bare floor while taking lessons in a Delta Primary School.
The photographs taken by DailyPost on Wednesday, January 17, exposed the terrible situation of pupils of Otoro Primary School in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State who sit on bare floor while learning. The host community, Orhoakpor community is believed to be hosting six oil wells.
DailyPost observes that the infrastructures in the school are extremely poor as the roofs of the building are almost blown off, exposing the students to unimaginable danger.
Because of lack of benches in the classrooms, students have found learning on the floor as comfortable as learning with the desks.
There are also no doors, Staff-rooms and offices for head teachers.
In a chat with DailyPost, a source who craved anonymity appealed to the Delta State Governor, Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa to come to the rescue of the school with the provision of basic infrastructures and adequate security for the school as the little equipment they have are also carted away by criminals.
Our correspondent reports that the photographs expose the lapses of the Delta State in the area of education.
Regardless of the poor presence of the Delta State Government in the community, the presence of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, operating the six oil wells in the community is not felt by the people, as there are no access roads to the school even as there is no portable water supply. Similarly, the only health centre lacks the necessary medical facilities.”