Thursday, 2 February 2017

BUILDING COLLAPSE KILLS PUPIL, INJURES FOUR OTHERS


By Jimin Geoffrey
Part of a block of two classrooms at Victory International Nursery and Primary School Daudu, Guma LGA last Tuesday, caved out, killing a Primary One pupil on the spot, while four others sustained various degrees of injuries.



Narrating the ordeal when the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Hon. Matthew Mnyam visited the school for an on-the-spot assessment of the collapse building, head Teacher of the School, Mr. Jeremiah Agba, said the pupils were eating during break time behind the building when the unfortunate incident happened.

According to him, one Master Nyom Sesugh Godwin of Primary One lost his life at the spot, while Master Mlankyaa Nguevese had a fracture on one of his legs, with three other pupils sustaining minor injuries.

He said the injured pupils were currently receiving treatment while the body of the deceased had since been buried at his home town, Tse-Hungwa, Ugondu, Guma LGA of Benue State.

Meanwhile, Hon. Mnyam had directed the immediate pulling down of the remaining part of the building, tasking school operators on quality structures as well as cleanliness for the good of pupils and students.

While condoling parents of the deceased pupil, his mates as well as management and staff of the school, Hon. Mnyam prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest in Heaven and for God to grant his parents the fortitude to bear the lost.

Earlier, the Special Adviser visited Victory International Secondary School Daudu, where he tasked the staff on commitment and dedication to duty, describing them as models to the students.

Responding, Principal of the school, Mr. Mlankyaa Francis, appreciated the visit, saying observations by the Special Adviser would be corrected.

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