In Walkam primary school, classes are conducted under a makeshift shed.
Located on a large expanse of land, Walkam primary school is situated in an agrarian community which extends close to Bui community in Arewa local government of Kebbi state.
Walkam primary school has no conducive classroom, chairs and table,
When visited the school, the pupils were sighted sitting on a bare floor; their condition is quite pitiful.
During the raining season, the pupils abscond from school due to the nature of their classroom.
The school, which houses a handful number of pupils, ought to be encouraged, not discouraged by government’s inability to provided their needs.
Recall that former minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, during ministerial screening at the Senate, announced that the number of out-of-school children in the country now stands at over 16 million.
Adamu noted that out-of-primary-school children stood at 10 million, while children out-of-secondary-school are six million.
The former minister blamed the high number on poor funding of education in the country by states and the federal government.
Nigeria’s 10.5 million out-of-school children are the world’s highest number.
Additionally, children attending schools in the community are lacking basic learning facilities.
Efforts to reach Hon. Hussaini Kangiwa, member of the House of Representatives, representing Dandi and Arewa Federal Constituency in Kebbi State, and Dr. Yahaya Abdullahi, senator representing Kebbi North senatorial district to come to the community’s rescue proved abortive.