Giant gully may swallow neglected Uyo School of Nursing and Midwifery

A water-worn ravine is threatening building at the state-owned School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

A ravine threatens the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uyo

A water-worn ravine is threatening building at the state-owned School of Nursing and Midwifery in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

The ravine, which widens with each rainfall, has eaten up the road and is close to the foundations of school building which may cave in if nothing is done.

Last Thursday, students of the institutions abandoned their classrooms in one of the building closest to the gully.

They lamented government neglect and called for urgent action and the rainy season peaks.

One of the students, Grace Udoh, told World Stage that the immediate past governor, Godswill Akpabio, was insensitive to their plight.

"We have in the past continuously called on the government to come and rescue us from this unfortunate situation, but it's as if we're not part of the geographical entity called Akwa Ibom State," Udoh said.

"What if one day we were all in the the hostel or classroom and it finally falls into the ravine with all the students inside?

"Is that the time the government would come for action?"

She called on the new governor, Udom Emmanuel, declare a state of emergency in the school and avert a tragedy.

Student Pulse gathered that the constant rain has left the hostels flooded, widening the ravine.

With some of the building reportedly showing cracks and faults and the rain not letting down, buildings may collapse.

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