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Stakeholders Seek Govt Intervention On Condition Of School In Ile-Ife

Stakeholders Seek Govt Intervention On Condition Of School In Ile-Ife
  • PublishedMarch 11, 2022


Yusuf Oketola

THE management of Saint Philip Anglican Primary School, Ayetoro in Ile-Ife, State of Osun, has sought the intervention of the State Government and old students on the poor condition of the school.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the school has five buildings but only two are functioning with about 400 pupils. 

Among the school structures is a story building whose roof has been blown off since 2021 by rainstorm.

Speaking with OSUN DEFENDER yesterday, one of the management members of the school who do not want her name in print, said the government has refused to attend to the school in spite of several complaints and reports.

According to her, some officials of the Ministry of Education and representatives of Old Students Association had come to inspect the school but nothing was done thereafter.

She noted that the management was only managing the available classes to teach the pupils, calling on the state government and old students to intervene by doing the needful.

She said: “The school has been in that condition for a year now as a result of a heavy rain. We had reported the school condition to necessary authority immediately it happened, and they came to take pictures of the building but since then, nothing has been done.

“The old students of the school has also come to check the building but we have not heard anything from them too. Though, we are still able to manage the available classes, we call on the government and the old students to intervene and do the needful on time before another rain started”.

One of the old students of the school, Mr. Kehinde Adebisi told OSUN DEFENDER that he was ready to contribute to the rebuilding of the school if the government is running away from her responsibility.

Adebisi said: “That is my lovely primary school. I am part of the 1983-1988 set. I wish to contribute something to the development of my great school if the government is running away from its responsibility. Quality education for our children should be a priority of the government. An enabling environment should be provided”.

Also, another old student of the school, Wahab Omiyefa pleaded with the state government to take necessary step in rebuilding the school. 

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