The quest to get access to potable water has compelled students of the Nakpanduri Business Senior High School in the Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri district of the North East region to drink from a polluted stream.
The Nakpanduri Business Senior High School with a population of 894 made up of forms 1&2 does not have a source of potable water for the entire student body for their drinking, cooking, cleaning, washing, and other activities.
The only source of water is a stream located along a dusty road near the school which the students share with the animals.
DGN Online gathered that the school canteen also depends on the polluted water as the boreholes in the school have all dried up.
A visit by DGN Online to the stream saw students with yellow gallons busily fetching the polluted water to be used for various activities.
A student Yussif Zeliatu told DGN Online that they do not have potable water on campus reason why they depend on the stream.
According to her, “even though the water is polluted and unhygienic, as a girl I need clean water to clean myself and wash my clothes especially during my menses but unfortunately, this water is not clean, we can even get infections and other waterborne diseases should we continue using this water.”