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Back to School 2022: Dumbu Fon Tours Schools, Donates Books, Pens To Orphans, IDPs

By Ignatius Nji

In a bid to encourage more children to be in class and study in the new academic year, the tradition ruler of Dumbu village in Misaje SubDivision and some of his Subchiefs paid a visit to all the five primary schools and one of the secondary schools. HRM Fon Jebo Augustine Jang II took along books, pens, pencils, rulers and chalk for the teachers.
HRM Fon Jebo Augustine Jang II handing books 

This initiative which was appraised as very laudable given the challenging times, the Fon said it was thanks to some friends of Dumbu who put together some resources at the disposal of the Fon. 

At every stop the Fon encouraged both teachers, pupils and the school authorities who were short of words in appreciation to this uncommon gesture by the Fon of Dumbu. 
At the Government school Dumbu, the Headmaster complained bitterly of the dilapidated structure hosting pupils saying apart of the broken doors, the roof was giving way. He pleaded with the powers that be and elite of Dumbu to come to the rescue of GS Dumbu.
At the lone Government Technical School, the Fon handed three bags of cement to support the plastering of the walls of classrooms constructed by the community. Government is yet to build an infrastructure. GTC Dumbu hasn't an office for the principal and this reporter found her sitting with her teachers outside at the time students were on break.


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