Monday, 13 July 2015

Anambra State Based Federal Govt College Laments Infrastructural Decay, Insufficient Staff




 


News48hrs.com

The Federal Government College (FGC), Nise in Anambra State has lamented over the lack of basic amenities and the rate in which infrastructural decadence threatened its existence, and appealed for assistance from the government and highly spirited individuals to addressing the woes.

The College which is not only young but was sited in an old school with dilapidated structures, bemoaned that most of its classrooms and hostels need to be refurbished for healthy habitation.

News48hrs.com, who was at the school during its 18th annual speech and prize giving ceremony, also uncovered that the menace of erosion in the school has made both walking and driving very difficult to its inhabitants and visitors, even as most areas in the secondary school has been totally eroded as some buildings are currently undergoing direct attacks from the flood.

Speaking to our community news reporter, the Director/Principal of Federal Government College (FGC), Nise, Dr. Ernest Chukwuka further disclosed that the college dining hall is grossly inadequate for the student population.

“As a result, students eat in shifts and this disrupts other school activities. Not only this, some parts of the existing structures are not in use especially during the rainy season because of the leaking roof. The dining hall needs to be expanded, re-roofed, renovated and refurnished with more benches and tables”, Dr. Chukwuka added.

He equally called for help to complete the perimeter fencing of the school as advised by the federal ministry of education due to security challenges in the country, as that will enable them sleep at night knowing that their children are protected.

Continuing, the Principal/Director says: “We thank the Federal Ministry of Education for their response to our urgent call for more staff. However, there is still need for more teachers because a department like Mathematics has only two permanent teachers, so we pray that our part-time teachers be regularised and new ones also employed. ”

“The College also lacks staff quarters which is one of the reasons teachers posted here refuse to come. So, we plead with the Federal Ministry of Education, friends of the college, PTA to consider the building of staff quarters a priority. ”

However, Dr. Chukwuka, while stressing that the school registered 193 students for 2015 Basic Education Certificate and 234 students for both WASCE &NECO, and recorded commendable performance on 2014 academic examinations, submitted that the college has left no stone unturned to ensuring total success in both internal and external examinations following the compliance of staff and students on the curriculum and co-curricular activities.

News48hrs.com recalled that the representatives of FGC on the 2015 NNPC Competition (Southeast Zone) came 1st; while another sets emerged 1st, 2nd and 4th positions respectively at 2015 STAN Competition; others pulled 1st and 2nd at National Information Technology Whizkids Competition (Anambra state level); just as her students who partook on 2015 National Mathematics and Science Olympiad, recorded 2nd and 3rd positions; even as another came 2nd on 2015 Junior Cowbell Mathematics Competition.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of FGC, Ichie Ernest Unadike says that aside the classrooms blocks and hostels his administration attracted to the school, others are in sorry mood requiring both the federal and state government intervention.

Unadike, therefore, implored the Anambra State government, the state where the school is sited to come to their aid with a view to creating conducive environment for proper teaching and learning.    
   
Contributing, a Dietician, Mr. Romanus Onuoha, who teaches Foods& Nutrition in the College, described the school as an embodiment of knowledge and wisdom where every student ought to be groomed for better society.

Confirming the FGC’s academic dexterity, the school’s 2015 Best SS3 Student, Miss Okoyeugha Kosisochukwu averred that staffers of her alma mater were committed and duty bound, but advised students to compliment the efforts with respect, hardworking and research.

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