By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa—Bayelsa State Commissioner for Education, Chief Josephine Ezonbodor, has ordered the immediate relocation of Community Secondary School, Sagbama to the community primary school, following the sacking of the school by flood.
Chief Ezonbodor gave the order, during an on-the-spot assessment tour of the school.
She said the decision was a stop gap aimed at alleviating the suffering of the students, pending when government would find lasting solution to the perennial flood menace.
The students and teachers are currently taking refuge at primary school.
The principal and teachers, were also directed to not to abandon their duty post on account of the flood.
While directing the school’s principal to forward names of defaulting teachers to her office within the week, newly posted teachers were also directed to report to their new duty post or face sanction.
The principal of Community Secondary School Sagbama, Mr. Nanakumo Peter, commended the Education Commissioner for her prompt visit to the school in the wake the flood and assured her that the staff of the school would continue to teach in spite of the sad development.
Meanwhile, the contractors handling Sagbama International Model Secondary School project, have been given three months to complete the project or risk losing the contract and blacklisted.
The Education Commissioner, who gave the warning while on an unscheduled inspection of the project site expressed dissatisfaction with the slow pace of work.