Floods have caused inequality in learning, says lecturer

Yenagoa—Mrs. Oyintonyo Michael-Olomu, a senior lecturer at the Federal University, Otuoke in Bayelsa State, has described the flood situation in the state as unbearable, with almost the entire state submerged.

She averred that the experience of people in the state is not palatable, stressing that most communities have been submerged and lives lost in their numbers.

Michael-Olomu who made this known in an interview with Business Day newspaper revealed that “children can’t go to school because educational institutions are underwater.”

According to her, the floods have resulted in inequality in learning across the country.
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“The affected tertiary institutions can longer continue with their mapped curriculum and scheme of works because they are shut out by the flood.

“The inequality is heightened by the fact that most of these universities are just coming out of the eight-month strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), while those in private universities were having their lectures, and now the public universities are forced to shut down again.

“Without any iota of doubt, this amounts to learning inequality. The flood has jeopardised learning.”

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