In the Nigerian 1999 constitution, every child has the right to quality basic education. But this is not the case for the children in Zabeyidna Community of Niger State. The only school in this community was established in 1992 and since then, the government has not put up any structure or provide relevant learning resources in the school. The only dilapidated buildings in the school were built as a community self-help project many years ago.
There is no Junior Secondary School in Zabeyidna Community and neighbouring communities, upon completion of primary school, the children would travel for over 8 kilometres on foot through bush paths to access the closest junior secondary school in Kaduna State (Dulu Tafa Junior School). Unconfirmed reports have it that there have been cases of female students being rapped and cases of missing boys and girls as well on their way to Dulu Tafa. The route to Dulu Tafa has become very dangerous and many children, especially the girl child are unable to proceed to secondary school due to fear of being kidnapped, raped or used for rituals.
The state (Niger State) generated about 263.3 Billion Naira between 2015 and 2018, but didn’t deem it fit to give this community hope for a better future. Together we can bring hope to Zabeyidna Community. Sign this petition to call for a quick positive response from the state government and other relevant stakeholders.