Ondo schools resume second term
Saidat Balogun &
Primary and secondary schools in Ondo schools will resume for the second term of the 2023-2024 academic session today.
Recall that the schools went on a three-week break, signifying the end of the first term and preparation for the Christmas and New Year festivals.
The Hope visited some schools in the state to observe preparation for the new term.
While some schools were engaging in cleaning their premises in preparation for the new academic season last week, others began today.
School heads, teachers and students who spoke with The Hope expressed optimism for a better academic season in 2024.
At various markets and bookshops, some parents were found getting school materials for their kids to replace worn-out or lost materials.
One of the school heads, Mrs Fikuade Alice in Ita Ogbolu, emphasised the importance of parents making adequate preparations to avoid disruptions for their children during resumption.
Alice stressed the need for parents to provide for their children adequately, ensuring they have all the necessary materials to facilitate a seamless return to school, emphasising the significance of planning to prevent complaints from pupils and teachers.
Another school head, Mrs Aisha Ibrahim, disclosed that her school had held a meeting on January 5 with teaching and non-teaching staff to prepare for the new term and ensure the school environment is tidy up.
Ibrahim stressed the importance of punctuality, dressing codes, and overall neatness among the staff.
Some teachers, including Mr. Daniel Owoyemi and Mrs. Bolaji Omowa, expressed readiness for the upcoming term commitment of teachers to assist students in their studies.
One of the students, Master Babatunde Kayode, shared his plans for the new session, emphasising the importance of increasing his reading habits and punctuality to avoid previous academic challenges.
Babatunde also revealed his efforts to secure new school attire and study materials, citing past experiences where the lack of such resources hindered his focus on his studies.