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Ondo community decries closure of only secondary school for 36 years |

Indigenes of Owena-Ayetoro Community in Idanre Local Council of Ondo State, yesterday, appealed to the Acting Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, to come to their aid by saving the only secondary school in the community from going extinct.
According to the inhabitants of the community, the school, United High School, which was established in 1979, should be resuscitated after it was closed down in 1987.

The community, in an appeal letter to the state’s Ministry of Education, through the Chairman, Resuscitating Committee of the school, Olutosoye Olorunsola, said the school did not only serve it but other adjourning villages, such as Ipinlerere, Ago Store, Ajegunle, Lanika, Oke Maye, Onikokodiya, Gberiwojo, and Akindana.
According to Olorunsola, the community, through its elders and youths, had taken steps towards resuscitating the school ahead of the new academic session.
Olorunsola, who lamented that the school was suddenly closed in 1987 without any justification, however, said the closure had brought untold hardship and challenges upon the community and its environs, as students do walk for hours to other council offices for learning.
“We are appealing to the council, the state government, and the public to come to the aid of the children and put in place a conducive learning environment for them.
“We want to call on all well-meaning individuals in the state to come to our rescue so that we can have a better future just like our peers in other parts of the state.
“Ondo State government should take proper possession of this school as this is the only secondary school that we have in this community,” he said.

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