Flooding: Ondo Govt orders shut down of schools
Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has directed public primary and secondary schools in flood prone areas in the state to proceed on a three week holiday beginning from Monday, October 14, 2019.
Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, in a statement on Friday, attributed the emergency holiday to a flash floods that have affected most communities, especially in the riverine areas of the state.
Ojogo said the order became necessary in order to forestall possible attendant incidents that may likely affect lives of vulnerable pupils in those areas as a result of the floods.
The commissioner further urged all head teachers and principals to enforce the directive; and in particular, ensure that all perishable educational materials are evacuated while government works out remedial logistics, believing that the floods would recede within the period of the three weeks holiday.