By Dayo Adesulu
Tears of joy flowed freely during the week among residents of Bungha- Gida community in Plateau State, when LEA Primary School, Bungha-Gida after decades of learning under dilapidated buildings and environment, received two blocks of six classrooms and other facilities from a Foundation. Bungha-Gida is a community in Mangu Local Government Area in the north-eastern part of Plateau State.
With a population of 294,931, Mangu had produced more professors in the state than any other community in the 17 local government areas of the state. However, in spite of the community’s love for education, its children are yet to feel the positive impact of their professors, as many of the children sit on wood or on the ground to learn in the classrooms. Incidentally, the present deputy governor of the state, Professor Sonni Gwanle Tyoden, also hailed from the area.
Vanguard’s visit to the community revealed that the over 300 pupils of the school depend on two pit…