Gully erosion threatens Duguri oldest primary school
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
Gully erosion is threatening the existence of the oldest Duguri Community Primary School in Duguri District of Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Leader of the community, Alhaji Adamu Duguri Wakilin Bauchi disclosed this when he received the State Chairman of Universal Primary Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Abubakar Surumbai Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi during an inspection visit to the primary and junior secondary schools in Duguri District recently.
He said Duguri Central Primary is one of the oldest primary schools that produced many sons and daughters of the state including himself and the incumbent State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, lamenting that the major problem bedevilling the school is gully erosion that is threatening its existence.
At Gajin Duguri, he said they have only one school in which they operate primary, junior and senior secondary classes in the premise and urged the authorities to construct more classroom blocks to reduce the burden of many students in one single school.
The community leader commended the SUBEB Chairman for his foresight and effort to uplift the standard of education in the state.
The Chairman of SUBEB, after inspecting the schools in Duguri and a primary school in Gajin Duguri, said he was in Duguri to inspect the ongoing renovation of primary and junior secondary schools in the area.
He pledged to construct a toilet and borehole in Duguri oldest Primary and Junior Secondary Schools as well as construct blocks of classrooms in the temporary site of the school.