GSISS Madobi: Students, residents lament Kano school’s deplorable condition

Residents of Madobi community in Kano State have lamented the deplorable condition of Government Senior Islamic Secondary School (GSISS) Madobi. One of the few post-primary education institutions in the town, GSISS Madobi, with a population of over 600 students has seven classrooms, out of which only two can boost of chairs for students to seat.

It was observed that the classrooms, which are in four blocks and the school mosque, were all in wretched and dilapidated conditions.

Findings by Arewa Agenda showed that the school has only two permanent teaching staff, apart from its Principal. The majority of the classes had no chairs, a situation that has compelled the students to sit on bare floors while learning under inclement weathers.

Worse still, the roof of a complete block, which comprises three classrooms and staff offices has been blown off, entirely. Over the years, residents of the community have lodged their complaints to concerned authorities on the ‘messy’ condition of the school and the students’ plight, yet no action has been taken, Arewa Agenda gathered.

Despite the situation in this school, Solacebase recalls that alrecently Kano State Government said it has constructed 1,396 classes from 2015 to date with the sum of over N8.2 billion Naira.

It also revealed that it has spent over N200 million on fencing 25 schools to avoid encroachment.

A volunteer teacher, who craved anonymity, expressed displeasure over the non-challant attitude of the state government towards restoring the lost fortunes of the school. He said: “The Principal and even some staff of GSISS Madobi have tabled their complaints, via SOS letters to both the state and local government.

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But the desirable response they crave has remained elusive.” An SS 3 student, while speaking with Arewa Agenda, also expressed his anger over the ‘horrible state’ of their school. The student, who will not like to be named, accused the state government of been bias, especially on matters and issues affecting Islamic and Arabic-oriented schools, in the state.

According to him, other secular secondary schools in the town have remained in good shape, and always receive swift interventions from the state government, whenever they have issues.

Kabiru Rayyanu, President, Madobi Local Government Students Association (MALSA), said their union recently appealed for donations from community members to rehabilitate some decayed facilities in the school.

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Rayyanu, however, said, what they realized eventually was nothing to write home about. An elder in the community, Mallam Musbahu Yushau, urged the state government to be proactive in addressing the challenges faced by not only GSISS Madobi but other educational institutions, across the state.

Reacting, both the Commissioner of Education and Madobi Local Government Chairman, insisted that the school Principal should write to their offices, assuring that they will, in return, do the needful after receiving the complaints, formally.

By PRNigeria

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