Parents of students of the Federal Government College (FGC), Abaij, FCT, have expressed worry over the failure of the management of the college to reconstruct a collapsed part of the college’s fence.
Some of the parents who spoke with City & Crime on Saturday, noted that since part of the fence collapsed over two months ago students who stayed in the hostel were exposed to security threats.
A parent, Shuaibu Ibrahim, said it was unfortunate that the management of the college was unable to reconstruct the fence, noting that he had been having sleepless nights since part of the fence collapsed.
Another parent, Mrs Gladys Ayuba, said, “If you take your time to pass through the back fence of the college, you will discover that there are two places that collapsed. The first part of the fence collapsed three months ago before another part collapsed two months ago.
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She added that, “I believe you are a native of this place and I am quite sure you know how we have been experiencing cases of kidnapping here.”
Reacting, the Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) of the college, Umar Suleiman, also expressed concern over the delay in reconstructing the collapsed fence.
He said, “I wrote to the college’s management about the collapsed part of the school fence and they said they had already forwarded the matter to the Federal Ministry of Education for urgent action.”
He assured that in the meantime a joint security team that comprised the police, vigilantes and hunters had been deployed to guard the affected part of the fence pending when it would be reconstructed.