March 28, 2022
Most public schools in the rural communities of Ondo State now operate with only two teachers, who teach from Primary One to Six.
This was revealed yesterday in Daada, an Igbatoro community in the Akure North Local Government area, when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), came on a campaign tour.
Addressing the governorship candidate, leader of the community, Chief Patrick Ojo, lamented that the town’s only public school-Daada Community Primary School, has only two teachers, who teach from Primary One to Six.
“This is the situation in most rural communities of Ondo State, where the present government only assigned two teachers to a school.
“In the first place, there is no way the two teachers can cope with the stress of the job.
“Again, no human being is an encyclopaedia, such that he has the capacity to know every subject.
“So it is best imagined, what we, the rural dwellers of Ondo State are going through,” he lamented.
Ojo also said many children born in the locality had never seen electric light before, urging Jegede to consider extending electricity to the area.
“As you can see sir, we don’t have a motorable road, despite that the man who is at the helm of affairs in this state come to our community regularly to drink palm wine.
“You can rest assured of our votes but please put these our requests in mind,” he pleaded.
Responding, Jegede described as absurd, the posting of only two teachers to a school, and promised to sanitise the state’s education system, once elected governor.
“For instance, we have assured all parents that the exorbitant tuition fees introduced to Ondo State higher institutions would be reversed.
“Apart from that, we will bring great improvement to schools’ infrastructure and also ensure quality education.”
Jegede also promised to assist rural farmers with farm inputs and the women, with soft loans to boost their trade.
“As for the bad road, it is a priority that it should be fixed, as it would ease the movement of farm products to the urban communities, ” he assured.
Head, Media Research,
Eyitayo Jegede Campaign Organisation(EJCO).