The Benue State Government has described the academic environment where some primary and secondary school students take classes under trees as shameful.
The Executive Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in company of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Mr Philip Tachin, disclosed made the comment during an inspection of the 7.6 Billion naira SUBEB model schools in Guma and other parts of the state.
The inspection visit to the project sites became necessary, following allegations from some contractors that, seven billion Naira had been diverted from the total 7.6 billion naira project cost.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, has however, described the allegation of financial mismanagement as false.
Meanwhile, primary and junior secondary school students have had to gather under huge trees at the Gbajimba LGEA Model School to receive classes as most of their buildings became inhabitable due to years of neglect and herdsmen destruction.
As the reconstruction project continues, the state government officials expressed satisfaction with the pace of work as they eagerly await the return of the students to good learning environment.
The host community also commended the state government for rebuilding their school which was burnt down by herdsmen in 2014.