The Feathered Forager found an interesting use of empty school buildings

during the summer holidays.

One Nigerian school in the Katsina region was found by inspectors to be operating as a poultry farm whilst the children took their summer break.

untitled.bmpAlhaji Umar Falalu, the education secretary for Katsina, (pictured) ordered the closure when he inspected the private school, and was quoted by Nigerian newspaper The Leadership saying: “Poultry operations in the school can affect the health of the pupils” and that the “government will not fold its arms and allow the sector to be bastardised”.

The Forager agrees with the education secretary about the potential hygiene problems when the kids return in September, but can’t help but think that it’s good that the buildings weren’t sat empty over the summer break…

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