Ondo govt gives three-week holiday to schools affected by flooding

By Our Correspondent

Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Saturday, Oct. 11, directed public Primary and Secondary Schools submerged by flooding in the state to go on three-week holiday.

The emergency holiday, which would begin on Monday, was declared as a result of the flash floods that affected most flood-prone communities especially riverine areas of the state.

This development would forestall possible attendant incidents that may likely affect lives of vulnerable pupils in those areas as a result of the floods.

It is also aimed at protecting valuables from avoidable destruction.

A statement by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, urged Head Teachers and Principals to enforce the directive and ensure that all perishable educational materials were evacuated.