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Parents Lament Poor State Of Kings College

Posted: Jun 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)




A cross-section of parents, whose children are studying at Kings College, Lagos, has condemned the poor state of the school.

Many of them spoken to during the recent visiting day, lamented that the school authority was not taking care of the students, whom they said looked unkempt.

In fact, the parents said that despite the huge amount of money they pay, their wards fall sick frequently, as their dormitories are infested with bedbugs, rats, mosquitoes, and many others.

Mr. Adeniyi Babatola, a parent, said that he had to complain to the school authority along with other parents at the visiting day on May 30, 2015, when the students complained that water scarcity hit the Federal Government-owned school for five days.

He said that during the water scarcity, the students were forced to endure hardship, as they fetched untreated water from well, which they used.

Alhaji Haruna Abubarkar, parent, who collaborated, asked: “What will it cost the school authority to fumigate the classrooms and hostels.

“The school fees we pay in Kings College as parents are 100 per cent higher than those paid in other such schools; yet they don’t care about the welfare of the students. The leadership of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) seems to have lost credibility, as it is only interested in collecting all sorts of levies from parents.”

Also, another parent, Mrs. Ajayi Tokunbo, according to NAN, complained that her children in the school return home with bushy hairs and bedbugs.

She asked: “Do you know we pay for barbing of the children’s hairs and washing and dry-cleaning of their clothes? But the school collects these without taking care of the children.”

The parents, who spoke differently, however, appealed to the school authority and the Federal Government to take care of the children and reduce the high school fees and levies paid in the school by the parents.