By George Onmonya Daniel
Over the years, reports from WAEC, NECO and JAMB coming out of Zamfara State have been that of complete embarrassment in which in the whole state sometimes only five secondary school students are reported to have passed with five credits in NECO and WAEC or are able to get the cut off mark in JAMB to qualify them for university admission.
Video emerging from Zamfara State of Government Science Secondary School, Shinkafi, taken by a former student who said he has three degrees now and is a lecturer at University of Sokoto when addressing the students he met in his former hostel when he was student at the school is not only appalling but a sight as horrid that even animals are unfit to live in such conditions.
It is a sight of children living in a hostel with half the roof torn off in a dilapidated hostel with open windows and no covering. What would go into the minds of reason people is how do they survive insects, mosquitoes especially, and the rainy season? That aside the hygiene is very poor the place looked like a pig sty. No one can study in such deplorable condition.
This obviously shows the reality of education in Zamfara State. If a science school that needs to be given more priority by government is neglected like this, then you can see why students in Zamfara State have continued to be the worse in passing national exams into higher institutions. This level of neglect is unacceptable as seen in Government Science Secondary School is unacceptable anywhere in the world.
The new Zamfara State Governor must prioritize quality education for the citizens of Zamfara State and it starts from the foundation, which is primary and secondary school.