The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has directed primary and secondary schools in the state to embark on a three week vacation following the submerging of communities by flood.
Several schools were also submerged by the floods as a result of the torrential rains being experienced in many parts of the country. The schools will proceed on the vacation from Monday, October 14th
Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, made this known in a statement on Saturday, in which he said the directive followed flash floods which affected most flood-prone areas in the state, especially the riverside communities.
“The order becomes 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.
“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 government works out remedial logistics, believing that the floods would recede within the period of the three weeks holiday,” Ojogo said.