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Schools in Gbaramatu receive materials from Tompolo Foundation, cry out for lack of teachers

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By Loveth Ojogun

The Headmistress of Kunpa Primary School, Ubafan, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State, Mrs Egodo Sandra has cried out that teachers in Gbaramatu are teaching in un-conducive environment.

Sandra who made the statement on Wednesday May 1, while receiving stationery and other learning materials from the National Association of Gbaramatu Students, NAGS, led by Comrade Freeborn Abraye, hinted that the un-conducive environment has caused the teachers penury, whereas shortage of learning materials, have become a nightmare to them.

Our reporter learnt that the learning materials were given to two schools in the area which are Kunpa Primary School in Ubafan and Okpeleama primary school Tebujor and it was provided by the Tompolo Foundation UK Masters Scholarship Beneficiaries (TFUMSB).

According to Mrs Sandra, “The schools lack teachers, learning materials and school buildings for learning to be effective,” stressing that lack of teachers has relegated her to a regular class room teacher, which was not supposed to be so.

She lamented that Kunpa Primary School had just two teachers including her, the headmistress. Adding, Sandra said that she had to employ one teacher from the community, whom she has been paying from her salary.

Mrs Sandra said apart from some learning materials that were presented to the school in 2015, when she was newly posted to the school, nothing else has been done concerning the education of the pupils till she received the few learning materials provided by TFUMSB.

The president of NAGS, Mr Freeborn Abraye however promised to do everything in their power to render their services where necessary, like buying of some learning materials and also extend its voluntary teaching scheme to the primary Schools in the kingdom.

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