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Thursday, December 8, 2022

School infrastructure: Communities appeal for assistance

By Saheed Ibrahim

Parents and heads of schools at Aponmu and Irun Akoko have appealed to the Ondo state government to extend its school transformational agenda to  schools in the communities.

While saluting Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s transformation of schools  and making available quality education,  they identified the need for government intervention in their  schools.

The Chairman, Parents Teachers’ Association of St. Peter’s Anglican Pry School, Aponmu, Mr. Richard Fashola explained that the school needed  urgent attention from the state government to make it conducive for teaching and learning .

He  said that the school was in need of teachers, classrooms,  toilets, water and perimeter fence t adding that past administrations in the state had done nothing to salvage the school condition despite several letters.

Fashola added that the PTA had to engage five PTA teachers to teach the pupils as many government teachers had deserted the school.

He added that the last time government built classrooms for the school was during Adefarati’s regime, saying the PTA had to build additional three classrooms for the pupils to learn.

In the same vein, the PTA chairman of Ile-Mopo Comprehensive High school, Irun-Akoko, Pastor Peter Olanrewaju said the school hall, library, laboratory and the classrooms were in bad state.

“The school building is dilapidated, it is even getting worse, most especially the school hall. If the hall should collapse, it would cost at least  N20million  to build it, but if the government should come to our aid now and provide funds for the roofing  then it would cost less.

“The school hall is supposed to be used for WAEC, NECO and other external examinations but no one would lallow  their children to write exams in the hall with its present condition. We are making use of the classrooms.

“This is the only institution in this area. Others are in the suburb,” he said.

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