Due to the torrential rains in many parts of the country, many schools and communities have been submerged by flooding in Ondo State.
This made the State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, direct public primary and secondary schools submerged by the floods to continue on Monday, October 14, on three weeks of vacation.
In a press release today, Donald Ojogo, Information and Orientation Commissioner, said the directive followed flash floods that affected most of the state’s flood-prone areas, especially the riverside communities.
According to the commissioner, “the order is necessary to prevent future accidents that may have an impact on the lives of vulnerable pupils in those areas as a result of the floods.
“It also aims to protect valuables from the damage that can be prevented. All Head Teachers and Principals are to follow this directive and, in general, ensure that all perishable educational materials are evacuated while government is engaged in remedial logistics, assuming that the floods will recede within the three-week holiday period, “Ojogo said.