The Principal of Community Secondary School, Imufu, Enugu Ezike, in Igboeze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, Mrs Cecilia Idoko, has cried out over poor infrastructure and lack of teachers in the school.
Idoko spoke during the 2021 Inter- house sports competition in the school on Tuesday.
Her words, "On staffing, the school is seriously lacking teachers in areas of English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Chemistry, Physics, Commerce, Christian Religious Knowledge, Business Studies, Basic Technology among others.
"However, our dynamic Chief Supervising Principal, CSP, Basil Ezugwu, has already setup a committee to look into rationalisation of teachers in the zone and we are hoping for a fruitful result.
"We have many infrastructural problems in the school. There is only one good classroom block, which is the was last year by the Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board, ENSUBEB.
"The SS2/SS1 block, the examination hall, the JSS2/JSS1 block are all uncompleted buildings that need to be completed. They are all eyesaws when you enter them. The foundation of the school library has been laid for over 10 years now but the construction has not gone halfway.
"The school is not totally fenced and you can see that we are within the school premises but outside the fence.
"The school science laboratories, the ICT laboratory and Sports Department are not properly equipped..."
Idoko, however, commended the former CSP of the zone, Chief (Mrs) Amaka Urama for her motherly care and support to the school during her tenure.
On the inter- house competition, the Principal noted the importance of sports in the overall development of children, adding that sporting activities help students to develop their innate and latent potentials.
"Inter - house sports competition is an opportunity to fish out students with potentials in sports for proper nurturing to greater heights. I, therefore, urge the students to participate actively in sports so that their individual talents may be identified.
"I also, appeal to guests, government, communities and individuals that, as we identify the talented students, we should encourage them by supporting them morally and financially to further develop these talents," she added.