Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu have directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by the floods to proceed on three weeks of holiday from Monday, October 14th.
This is coming after several schools and communities were submerged by floods in the State as a result of the torrential rains being experienced in many parts of the country.
Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, in a press release today said the directive followed flash floods which affected most flood-prone areas in the state, especially the riverside communities.
The commissioner said, “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,”.