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How Delta govt, Uvwie leaders, Desopadec abandon dilapitated Ekpan Secondary school



• We learn under rain and sun – Students

• We have made concerted efforts but no aid yet – School authority

By Timi Black

The Staff and Students of Ekpan Secondary School have cried out to governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Patrick Muoboghare, Commissioner of Education, Managing director of DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia, Deputy senator president, DSP Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta central, Hon. Oberu Akpefe Anthony AfeL, house of representatives, representing Uvwie, Hon. Solomon Erakpata, member Delta state house of Assembly, Uvwie, and the LGA Chairman, Hon Ramson Onoyake to immediately rehabilitate the dilapidated buildings of Ekpan Secondary School, Ovwie Local Government Area, Delta state.

This was disclosed during a visit to the school by Congress news crew on Thursday.

Congress gathered that all buildings in the school have been completely destroyed, including ceiling and roofs.

It was observed that the school lacked social amenities and other modern facilities which could be found in standard schools.

It was learnt that the school does not have staff room and conducive classrooms for learning.

The ceiling had broken down and roofs being pulled out by storm and other natural causes.

One amazing thing was that Ovwie local government housed several prominent leaders as mentioned above but they blatantly abandoned the school for reasons best known to them.


The deteriorating state of the school showed that leaders of the area have failed in their responsibilities.

Some of the students who spoke to our correspondent said the school is among the worse schools in Delta state in terms of infrastructures and social amenities.

They stated that the school blocks have been dilapitated for the past six years without the government and leaders of the area coming to refurbish it.

A senior student who spoke to our reporter said sometime they learn under rain and sun when it rainy or sunny as regards the bad or damage roofs of the school buildings.

A staff who pleaded annomity stated the several efforts had been made to draw the government and leaders attention to the sorrow state of the school but it ended up in the bricks wall.

The staff said political leaders in the area do not care about the education of their people but rather pursuit vain glories.

The principal, Mrs Akpodiete who spoke to our news crew opined that she had written several letters to the ministry of education and the Commissioner of Education but it has not yielded any response till date.

However, Mrs Akpodiete called on governor Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta state, DESOPADEC and other political leaders of the area to expedite action to get the school refurbished without further delay.

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