Education is the key and bedrock to social economic development, a conducive and serene atmosphere encourage and drive qualitative education among students. Basic infrastructures in schools propel academic excellence.
In recent time, the neglect of public schools by concerned authority in Oyo State have made many public schools unattractive to students while parents have no choice than sending their children to available ones to acquire knowledge with the support of home coaching to augment it.
It’s disheartening that many blocks of classrooms in Kajola Local Government and Iwa Local Council Development Area, the pace setter of education are in bad shape and deplorable state, especially Baptist High School, Okeho, Iwa Community Grammar School, Ayetoro Oke, and ADS High School, Okeho, Ilua Community Grammar School, Ilua and Awoyemi High School, Okeho Baptish Grammar school, Ilero and other government owned secondary schools in the local government area.
The schools mentioned have limited and functional buildings while many other structures are with leaking roofs. Due to shortage of classrooms, students are forced to receive lectures under a tree, while rains have made learning very difficult for the students.
The schools mentioned are bogged down by challenges ranging from dilapidated school buildings, inadequate classrooms, non-functional library, and laboratories.
Also, some structures in the school are so badly damaged that the urgent intervention of government is required to avoid further damages to the school.
In case the Oyo State Governor, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajumobi or his aides, are reading this piece, their attention is urgently needed at Public Secondary Schools in Kajola Local Government and Iwa Local Council Development Areas of the State. The schools premises and infrastructures are an academic embarrassment to the whole world.
I appealed to Governor Abiola Ajimobi to repair and rebuild the structures in the schools to provide a conducive atmosphere for the students to learn.
Ayetoro-Oke, Kajola LGA, Oyo state