The move to boost education among herders through nomadic schools in Sokoto State has suffered setbacks due to dilapidated structures and poor condition of the schools, Daily Trust reports.
Muhammadu Shehu, chairman of the School-Based Management Committee (SBMC) of the Fandirma community in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto State, has withdrawn his two children because he was dissatisfied with the condition of the school.
He, however, described the decision as “painful but inevitable” because the atmosphere in the school was no longer conducive to learning.
“The school is an eyesore. The only things one can see are human faeces, broken chairs, and reptiles.
“You can’t expect me to allow my children to attend such school because they may contract diseases,” he said.
He said that over 200 children attended the school before its condition worsened, adding that many parents and guardians withdrew their children for the same reason.