Zabzugu School Children Displaced By Rainstorm

At least over 100 students in two basic schools at Zabzugu in the Northern region on Monday, March 28, 2016 have begun taking lessons in an insalubrious condition because their classrooms have been ripped off by rainstorm.

Nuria Primary school and Lainja D/A Primary school buildings are among 30 buildings in the district capital badly damaged by Thursday night heavy down pour, local NADMO officials have said

Authorities at the district assembly have declared a state of emergency due to the level of damage caused by the rainstorm

StarrNews has learned that at Lainja D/A Primary school, authorities are compelled to combined the entire school children in two classrooms which was also partially touched by the disaster

The District Chief Executive for the area  Issifu Alidu Labandow  say the “classes are being congested and there is poor ventilation”

“What the headmasters have done is, they combined, class one will be added to another class and two teachers would teach them; When this one is tired then the next person comes in but actually the classes are being congested and there is poor ventilation; that is why I said emergency”, Hon. Alidu  to Tamale Journalist Eliasu Mohammed Tanko.

He said the district assembly was financially constrained to deal with the situation and has written to the Regional NADMO office for aid package

The DCE also revealed that more than 200 residents have been rendered homeless by the disaster.

Story By : Eliasu Mohammed Tanko / Tamale

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