St Peter’s elementary classrooms flooded

National, Normal


THE recent rain and wet weather in the nation’s capital has left three elementary classrooms and a Grade 2 classroom flooded at the St Peter’s Chanel Primary School in Erima yesterday.
The flooded classrooms have left teachers with no choice but to teach the children outside the classrooms with limited resources.
Teacher in charge of elementary Joseph Gene said they had brought the matter up with the school administration but nothing had been done.
He also said the school board submitted a project proposal to the Education Department concerning new classrooms but nothing had eventuated. 
“This is an ongoing problem that has been around for some years now and we want the authorities to address it quickly as the children have become the victims,” he said.
“We cannot stop nature as rain comes any time.
“This has resulted in many elementary students missing out on valuable lessons because of the state of the classrooms which are not fit for learning.
“Elementary education is the foundation for learning before higher levels of education and my concern is for the administration and the Education Department to consider building new classrooms so it can cater for  the students learning.
“The children need to be taught in a good learning environment,” Mr Gene said.
Concerned parents also gathered at the school yesterday morning to express their frustrations to school authorities who have not been able to address the issue accordingly.
Rachel Maria, one of the school’s concerned parents, said she was worried that her child was not able to learn anything because of this issue.
“This is not good enough.
“We pay a lot of money for our children to come and learn and this is what we get in return,” Mrs Maria said.
She called on both the school administration and the Education Department to look into the matter.