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Fear Of Flood: Ondo Closes Down Public Schools

Ondo State government has shut down public schools situated around flood-prone areas across the State. The closure is believed to be as a result flash floods which affected most flood-prone areas in the state, especially the riverside communities.
The closure of the schools was ordered today, October 13 by the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
The governor said that the closure of schools, which would affect only public primary and secondary schools, would take effect from Monday and last three weeks, adding that the move was to ensure that the vulnerable students, as well as teachers, were prevented from unforeseen circumstances pending when the rains subsided.
“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 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.”
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