The death of a student living in the Waira neighborhood who was run over yesterday afternoon, while returning to his family’s home, renewed the demands of the neighborhood’s residents to return Jarir bin Abdullah Al-Bajali High School to their neighborhood, which was merged last year with Al-Andalus High School located in a neighborhood far from them.
A number of the people expressed their grief over the death of one of the neighborhood’s residents who was run over while he was returning home. They expressed their condolences to his family, and renewed their demands through “Okaz” for the city’s education administration to return the secondary school to its headquarters from which it was transferred in order to avoid similar accidents for their children who cross the roads on foot.
Muhammad Shabab said: “Today we lost one of the children of the neighborhood who was run over, and this is what we were afraid of and it happened, as the high school with which the neighborhood school was joined is far away, and many families have conditions and may not be able to transport their children on a daily basis to school, which pushes students to return on foot in the middle Frightening highways, and we call on the Education Department to return the school to the neighborhood in order to protect our children.
Moaz Shabab added: “In the Waira neighborhood, a high school project was built and cost millions and was stopped without being completed, and we demand the completion of the building and the transfer of the secondary school to it, as combining the high school with another high school in another neighborhood causes the suffering of the parents, in addition to exposing their children to dangers, as happened to the student.” We have lost, and we cannot wait for the loss of other children as a result of the accidents that they may be exposed to.”
Mawqed Sarhan pointed out, saying: “When the secondary school was moved from the neighborhood, an elementary school was replaced in its building, although the neighborhood is sufficient for primary schools. Okaz had published in the middle of Jumada al-Akhirah 1443 a complaint from the residents of the Waira neighborhood about the transfer of the secondary school, under the title “Residents of Waira: Elementary education is sufficient … return the secondary school to us.”