The Delta State College of Education, Mosogar, Mosogar, was last Friday night, 6th of November, vandalized by criminals allegedly from the host community. A source closed to the college hinted that the electrical installations which include transformer and distribution cables were removed thus returning the institution to darkness. The college community had been without electricity for about eight years before the arrival of the new provost who sought the support of Hon Ben Igbakpa to restore power to the crisis-riden institution.
The appointment of Dr. Israel Imide as provost of the institution few months ago, had brought some level of normalcy. Until his arrival, the staff of the college established about eighteen years ago through immense support by Chief Ighoyota Amori, were daily attacked by some miscreants in the community that always insist on deciding internal appointments and promotions irrespective of whether their candidates are qualified or not. The staff come to work to find refrigerators, television sets, computers and other valuables removed. On some occasions, some youths in the community lock up the gates of the school against staff and students, making outrageous demands from management.
A student of the college that does not want his identify given said the security officers of the institution should be held liable. “We are glad that the new provost restored electricity to the school about three weeks ago. We had matriculation last Friday in high spirit only to be informed that thieves came to steal electricity equipment. The transformer is near the security post. It cannot be vandalized without their knowledge and tactical support. We are aware that some youths are unhappy that since the community has no electricity supply for almost eight years, the school should be in similar situation”, the anonymous student concluded.
Attempt to speak with the provost failed as his cellphone could not be reached.