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Students returns to Edo school after 5yrs closure

By News Desk

Students of Ekosodin Secondary School, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo, have returned to their school after five years closure following the structure dilapidation state which forces the management to put it under lock and key.

As gathered, upon the school’s closure, the students had to share classrooms with the only primary school in the community for continuation of studies to meet the general curriculum.

However, the students return to the facility was said to be facilitated by a member of the House of Representatives, Dennis Idahosa, representing Ovia Federal Constituency, whose intervention saw to the reconstruction of a block of six classrooms and a Principal’s office in the 45-years old school.

Speaking at the inauguration of the rebuilt secondary school with 120 twin chairs and desks on Tuesday, a Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2 student, Miss Innocentia Eghianfo, said that before the movement to the primary school, the students were learning under an “unbearable” condition.

According to her, I was actually in JSS 1 when we relocated to join the pupils of Ekosodin primary school and before the relocation we were learning under all weather conditions, rains and sunshine.

“Besides that, there were no chairs and desks so we had to come to school with our chairs and desks while majority who could not afford seats sat on bare floor. We are happy that we finally have our space; the afternoon and morning class sessions occasioned by the relocation will now be a thing of the past, we also have chairs and desks now, we are indeed happy,’’ she stated.

An old student of the school and a former chairman of the ward, Victor Osayande, corroborated Eghianfo’s story and noted that their children had been saved the inconveniences of the past five years.

Similarly, a youth leader in the community, Osahon Ogbemudia, while commending Idahosa, appealed for the reconstruction of the other building in the secondary school that had been in disuse for more than 10 years.

In his address, Idahosa said that the progressive minded nature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the priority he placed on education were what prompted his intervention.

He noted that apart from the Ekosodin secondary school, there were 29 other completed and ongoing projects that would bear direct impact on his constituents.

“I must say that what started like a dream has become a reality within a little space of time. I promised during my electioneering that I will only be involved in influencing projects that have direct impact on the people, just like what we are inaugurating today,’’ he said.

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