Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has directed the re-opening of the Government Reservation Area Model Primary School to accommodate some pupils from the state-run Women Affairs primary School.
Uduaghan who gave the directive while inspecting construction work at Women Affairs Daycare,Nursery and Primary School in Asaba, said the school was congested with 1,892 puplis in 18 classroom.
He observed that it was not ideal for the children to be overcrowded in classrooms meant to accommodate a specific number of pupils.
According to him, it was not conducive for the health of the pupils and not conducive for learning.
As a result, he ordered that the GRA Model Primary School along Okpanam road that was closed down by the state government last year, be re-opened to accommodate some of the pupils from Women Affairs School.
His words: “We are going to open the Model Primary School immediately and move the children to the School because this place is too congested for 1,892 pupils.
The GRA School and this place will be one school, so we will open it for them.
Besides, he directed that the Women Affairs School currently under rehabilitation and reconstruction should be painted latest by next week and the block of classroom still under construction be completed.
Earlier the state Commissioner For Women Affairs, Mrs. Betty Efekoda who was on ground at the school informed the Governor that the school has 33 teachers and 11 non teaching staff, six from Women Affairs Ministry and five from State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).