A teacher has expressed fears that a dilapidated school structure in Bor in Jonglei State is likely to collapse on hundreds of learners if the authorities do not do anything about it soon.
Built in 2010, the Majok Mach Aluong Center hosts Malek Secondary School and Makuach Teachers’ Training Institute.
However, the three buildings that make up the center have allegedly developed cracks over the years – a state which has been worsened by the flooding, especially between 2020 and 2021.
“The rooms that we used as teachers under training are really in bad shape because they have developed serious cracks,” Paul Mach Magot told Mingkaman FM on behalf of his trainee-teachers.
He called upon the concerned state government institutions to “fix this as soon as possible” to prevent a possible disaster.
In response, the director for basic and secondary schools in the state – Chot Yuol – acknowledged the looming disaster but claims there is no money to renovate the facility:
“It is true but as I am talking to you now, there is no money that the government will use to fix this issue,” Yuol explained. We are still lobbying for a partner to help us fix it.”