Ondo State government has closed all public schools in the state for three weeks, due to flooding which has ravaged some parts of the state.
Donald Ojogo, spokesperson for the state government, stated this in a statement on Friday.
He said Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was worried by the flooding that has affected communities in the state.
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He added, “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.
“The government works out logistics believing that the floods would recede within the period of the three-week break.”
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The decision to shut schools came barely three days, after a final year student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Doyin Boluwaji, was swept away by flood.
Also, many communities in the Ilaje and Ese Odo areas of the state are currently being submerged by flood, which was caused by heavy down pour.
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