The people of Zankan Community in Godogodo District, Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State decried the worrying state of their Model Primary School. “The school has been neglected for a long time. To make matters worst, the roof of the school was recently blown off by heavy wind, which destroyed a significant portion of what was left of the school to be salvaged,” they said.
It is on this backdrop that Zankan Community are calling on the Executive Chairman of Jema’a Local Government, Hon. Peter Averick to look into their plight with empathy. Saying, most of the inhabitants of the community are peasant farmers and lack the financial resources to resort to self-help. “We are making a passionate call to the chairman of Jema’a LG to help rescue the school from further collapse. We are a poor agregarian community and we lack the resources to renovate the school ourselves.”
According to Edward Simon Buju, a Broadcast Journalist and a product of the Zankan Model School, “The school is one of the most important treasures to the people of Zankan. Because the Zankan people are industrious and our children are known for their passion for education and if this school is allowed to crumble our Children will have to trek long distances before they can be able to acquire knowledge,” he espoused.
Adding that, “The school have served this community in an unquantifiable ways and it is still serving us greatly. As it is, the school has about 350 pupils and if chunk of this figure cannot afford knowledge it portend serious danger to the society in the nearest future.
“Again, given the fact that human capital development is essential to economy development and the need for educational development must not be compromised, especially in this century of knowledge-based economy.
“So, we are pleading on government to look into the plight of the school and make it a priority project.”
The community also pray that God will continue to give the Chairman of Jema’a LG the wisdom to pilot the affairs of his people.