Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has directed public primary and secondary schools affected by floods to proceed on three weeks of holiday from Monday, October 14, 2019.
Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, disclosed this in a statement to Okay.ng on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
He said the directive followed flash floods which affected most flood-prone areas in the state, especially the riverside communities.
“Following the flash floods that have affected most flood-prone communities, especially in the riverine areas of the State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has directed public Primary and Secondary Schools submerged in the floods to proceed on a three weeks holiday beginning from Monday, October 14, 2019.
“This becomes necessary in order to forestall possible attendant incidents that may likely affect the lives of vulnerable pupils in those areas as a result of the floods. It is also aimed at protecting valuables from avoidable destruction.
“All Head Teachers and Principals are to enforce this directive; and in particular, ensure that all perishable educational materials are evacuated while the Government works out remedial logistics believing that the floods would recede within the period of the three weeks holiday,” the statement reads.