Scholars decry infrastructural decay in Abia public  schools 

Scholars decry infrastructural decay in Abia public  schools
By Steve Oko
Scholars from Ihechiowa ancient kingdom in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia State, have decried the level of infrastructural decay in public  schools across the clan.
The scholars made the observation during
an online intellectual forum held  with Ihechiowa  scholars and stakeholders  from within Nigeria and in the diaspora  aimed at  proffering solution to education challenges among communities in the clan. 
The forum is an intellectual platform initiative of Dr Uwaoma Uche, an Associate Professor of Broadcasting, Film and Multimedia Studies at the Rehma University Aba aimed at  fast-tracking community development via intellectual stimulation and interaction.
Dr. Uche
They noted with concern the level of dilapidation in public schools in the area describing it as ” very pathetic”, while calling for urgent action to fix them. 
The forum appealed to stakeholders,  old student associations as well as illustrious  sons and daughters of Ihechiowa to rise to the occasion “as government and its agencies have failed to attend to them”.
They noted that if no immediate action were taken to address the challenge, many public schools in the area could completely collapse in the months ahead.
A Guest Speaker at the monthly virtual forum,   Mr kalu Nnukwu kalu, said that  community cooperative initiatives were the “only way out of the mess.”

Mr. Kalu

He expressed regret at the level of  decay of facilities in all the public schools in Ihechiowa, which according to him, was  a total departure from the days when such schools produced high level internationally-rated academics.
In his contribution, Pastor ESV Onyechere Uche, said he could not withhold his tears when he visited his Alma Mater, Umunnabuo Secondary Technical School only to discover that it was a shadow of itself  32 years after his graduation.
Meanwhile, the forum, according to a release from Dr. Uche resolved to liaise with the school administrators to enforce an effective infrastructure and facilities’ management apparatus for public schools in the area. 
It also resolved to  “integrate the community development associations at-home and diaspora to support the maintenance of these facilities and structures.”
Other resolutions according to the release include : “engagement of   local vigilante team to secure these schools, punishment of  anyone caught vandalizing these structures,  and teach our young ones the mindset of preserving and protecting our common infrastructural development by renewing their minds to communal properties.”
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