Students of the Rivers State College of Health Science, Management and Technology have appealed to the Rivers State Government to come to their rescue and address the lingering flood issue that confronting the institution.
One of the students who spoke to our correspondent who was in the school to monitor school resumption said the flood situation has worsened with the increase in rain fall.
President of the Students Union Government of the institution, Comr. Igwe Thankgod Nlenya said that students of the institution have become prone to aquatic accidents and attacks as well as reoccurring malaria cases as a result of the flood.
He also lamented that students are unable to access some classrooms as the flood waters have covered the routes. He said the situation will lead to scarcity of learning halls as the school resumes for full academic work.
Comrade Nlenya urged the governor to forgive the college if it has offended the state Government and help address the appalling situation.
He also appreciated the governor for the reopening of schools in Rivers State and expressed joy over the level of compliance by the students of the college to the directives of the State Government and the College management.
He called on the students of the institution who are yet to resume to do so in earnest.
Meanwhile some students joined in appreciating the state government for approving the reopening of schools.
A student from the Medical Imaging Technology Department, Bobari Ekiene appreciated the Governor for reopening of schools but appealed to him to look into the flooding challenge which does not tell well of the Institution as a health institution owned by the Rivers state Government and the first established College of Health in the nation.
Another student of the Environmental Health Technology Department also called on the Governor Wike to intervene and speedily respond to the plight of the state’s own college of Health.