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Okada Ban: Physical Challenged student appeal for assistance

Attendance of classes by physically challenged pupils has reached drastically since the ban on Motorcycles and Tricycles in Benin metropolis.

Best Orator who went on a fact finding mission report that only five pupils out of the record of about fifty in the visibly challenged school were in class.

To say that the ban on motorcycle and tricycles in Benin metropolis by the state government is having a negative effect on physically challenged pupils in the state is stating the obvious as most of the physically challenged persons are said to have withdrawn from school owing to the problems occasioned by the ban of the means of transportation to take them to school.

A visit to Ivbiore primary school, the school for the visibly challenged showed that all is not well as most of the classrooms were empty with only five pupils sighted in the school premises.

The school writing board are bare an indication that learning has not been taken place in recent times.

Some of the pupils while narrating their plight since the ban on okada and tricycles appealed to the state government to provide them with school bus or build a boarding house for them.

A teacher who said he passed through the school and another former student while thanking the state government for renovating the school said the absence of most pupils from the school has made teaching uninteresting.

Commenting on the issue the special assistant to the state government on physically challenge, comrade Ovenseri Iduozee said the state government is already working out modalities to donate two buses to the physically challenged pupils and appealed to the pupils and teachers to exercise patience.

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