Examinations can be very unnerving for pupils as they most times experience a rush of blood to the head.

However, the adrenaline experienced by the students who wrote the COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMINATION at ‘Odogunyan Junior and Senior Grammar School’, in Ikorodu Lagos was not only as a result of examination tension, but also as a result of the examination venue being flooded as of the time the papers began.

The sight was an appalling one, as parents and guardians had their hearts tattooed on their sleeves, with hopes that the exam would just come to a halt for the safety of their wards.

Apparently, the canals were blocked with no proper drainage system. Thus, all the waters led to the school, which served as a dump and reservoir for the community’s overflow.

The dastardly sight brings to the fore the fundamental question on the role the government has played/ is playing to checkmate situations such as this, and where is the result for the taxpayers money and votes?

This is a call for all bodies (Government, NGOs etc) to work towards eradicating underdevelopment through active community service so that the average person can have a fighting chance at development.

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