After years of defecating in the bush, relief has finally come to the teachers and students of Adaigbo Secondary School in Ogwashi Uku, the headquarters of Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State as the old students of the 1984- set inaugurated a block of four modern toilet facilities in the college.
To ensure regular functioning of the facilities in an environment where water is not common, especially during the dry season, the old boys also inaugurated a generating set, pumping machine as well as water tank mounted on a deep well to ensure regular water supply in the college.
“With this, the now co-educational institution established in 1962, can breathe a sigh of relief, considering the pains teachers as well as students went through over the years,” the Principal, Mrs Augusta Osunde, said.
“Before coming to school, everybody has to prepare as far as toileting is concerned. You can see the school is off the town. So, when you are pressed, you either go to the bush or take time to go home to defecate.
“This school is a centre for different public examinations such as primary six common entrance, where parents and guardians will be present and in most cases, we hardly help them when they ask for assistance on toilet facility,” Osunde said.
She commended the ‘84-set Old Boys of the school for the project, recalling that another set handed over a block of classrooms and chairs to the school recently.
Handing over the toilet facilities which were dedicated by a Catholic priest, Reverend Father Franklyn Oraegbu of the Holy Family Parish, Ogwashi Uku, to the management of the school, a member of Adaigbo Secondary School Old Boys Association, ‘84- set, Pastor Jude Elue, said the project was a dream come through after 37 years of leaving the college.
He gave credence to technology, saying it was through WhatsApp that the idea of the association was muted before other things started to happen.
“This toilet project is our little contribution to humanity, having learnt about the problems faced by the teachers and students for many years. We appeal to other old students to look inward and see what they can do for the institution.
“We are proud to have in our set professors, medical doctors, engineers, members of the National Assembly, lawyers, businessmen, businesswomen, clerics and civil servants, among other professionals in the country and in the diaspora,” he added.
Earlier, Reverend Father Oraegbu, had commended the initiative of the old students in coming to the aid of the school, adding that the facilities would be properly used.
Nigerian Tribune reported that students who commenced academic activities on Monday after the long vacation, were happy to see the toilet facilities, as they lauded the old students for the laudable project.
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