A call has gone to the Imo State government to secure the new school blocks scattered around the local government areas in the state as hoodlums have begun to vandalize some of them.
The call was made by one of the school heads in Owerri, capital of the state, whose school is a victim of the vandalisation.
The school head, who pleaded anonymity, said that his school, though fenced round, has become a den of Indian Hemp smokers and cult members when the school is not in session.
He pointed out that the hoodlums had resorted to stealing the aluminum window frames and glasses, thus exposing the classrooms.
He called for full iron protectors for the doors and windows to restrict access into the classrooms where the hoodlums go in to defecate.
According to him, an attempt to install a gate at the entrance was defied recently when one arm of the gate was removed to unknown destination by unknown persons.
The school headmaster said that government appears to have handed the new school block over to the community government council in the area.
However, a reporter observed that the school had not effectively occupied the building because it is not fully protected.
“Government school provides iron protectors and good locks for the doors and windows of both the old and new blocks to restrict movement into them without permission’, the headmaster said.
Christian Voice gathered that the hoodlums waylay passers-by, rob them of their belongings and rape the girls among them inside the school compound.
They also threaten staffs of the school who try to stop them, report said.
Governor Okorocha’s rescue mission had embarked on the building of 305 new school blocks in some primary schools in the state.
Many of the blocks have been completed while others are nearing completion.