Lagos – The Rotary Club of Nigeria, Abule-Egba Metropolis District 9110, said on Wednesday that it has begun rehabilitation of a dilapidated public primary school in the area.
To this end, a N10 million rehabilitation fund had been launched for the school — New Oko-Oba Primary School.
Mr Adeniyi Adelusi, the club’s President, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the intervention was aimed at creating conducive learning environment for the pupils.
He deplored the state of the school which roof was blown off by rainstorm recently, while parts of the wall had collapsed.
According to him, pupils sit on the floor of overcrowded classrooms and at times outside to receive their lessons.
“The school is in a bad state; the children even sit in the sun to receive lessons.’’
Adelusi noted that the school had no library since its inception.
“Since the inception of this school, there is no library.
“I believe that you will agree with me that children cannot learn adequately in this environment because we all know the importance of a library in a school.
“If the club is a “gift to the world’’, we should give our future leaders standard education,’’ the Rotary Club chief said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Adelusi promised that the club would also provide an electronic library (e-Library) for the school.
He called for the provision of learning and instructional materials in the school.
The Rotary Club president also promised the organisation’s assistance for the health facilities in the area, which he observed were ill-equipped.
“We all know that health is wealth; some of the health centres in the area are not well equipped.
“Pregnant women who come for ante-natal sit on the floor, the centre does not have adequate medical equipment for the patients.
“We will help the community by refurbishing and equipping it.’’
NAN reports that the club had earlier given widows vocational training and also sunk some boreholes for the residents. (NAN)