THREE months after their homes were submerged by floods, residents of Ajegunle Community in Agboyi Ketu Development Council are still suffering from the vagaries of the floods.
When The Guardian visited the only public secondary school called Ajegunle Senior High School recently, the entire school premises was flooded. But when The Guardian eventually waded into the flood and entered the school, teachers with their rain boots on, were seen in classrooms, teaching, while students were seen sitting on their chairs with their legs raised above the floor because of the flood. It was definitely a precarious position for meaningful learning.
Some teachers, who spoke to The Guardian under anonymity said, "it has been very hectic teaching in this situation." But what can the teachers do, short of abdicating their public duty post. Yet this school serves the academic need of children from a number of communities from Ketu, Mile 12, Ogolonto, and up to Ikorodu.
A teacher better summarised the worries of his colleagues. "If we choose to stay at home our students would be the losers, as a senior high school, most of them are preparing to write their terminal examinations like WAEC and NECO. So, we have no choice other than to damn the consequences, come to school and teach them."