Schools in Ogun State resumed for the 2022/2023 academic session after the long vacation.

Radio Nigeria correspondent, who visited some of the Schools in Abeokuta, the state capital, observed a large turnout of students as early as seven thirty for morning assembly.

Apart from the heightened activities in the schools, the state also witnessed heavy traffic as parents and guardians were out early for school runs while traders in various items required for academic and extracurricular activities also made brisk business. 

Radio Nigeria observed that pupils and parents making their way to public schools across the state were seen with chairs of different shapes and sizes which must be provided for the use of the pupils, especially the new intakes. 

Some parents, including Mr Emmanuel Ifadeyiye and Mrs Feranmi Akindeji who were excited to have their children back in school, decried the hike in the school fees and educational materials and appealed to school owners not to mandate the children to patronize the schools for items that could be procured at a cheaper rate elsewhere.

Speaking with our reporter, two school Administrators, Mrs Babalola Abosede and Mr Abraham Oyekunle who pointed out that academic activities had resumed with immediate effect urged the pupils to settle down quickly and shun truancy.

The Administrators encouraged the parents and guardians to support the schools in promoting academic excellence among the pupils by providing them with the necessary materials and making the homes conducive for the learners to thrive. 

An educationist, Mrs Miriam Wali also admonished parents to consider affordability while enrolling their children in schools to avoid unnecessary economic pressure.

Modupeola Sobukonla

Similarly, Public and private schools in Ibadan this morning resumed for the 2022/2023 first term academic session.

Radio Nigeria correspondent, who monitored the resumption, reports that some students were cleaning the school tables, chairs and premises while others were our correspondent, some of the students said they utilized the holidays for thorough revision ahead of the new session.

In an interview, the Principal, Ibadan Boys High School, Oke Bola, Dr Rasheed Fasasi and his counterpart at Oba Akinbiyi High School, Mrs  Oluwatoyin Ayodele said the teachers and the students were set for the commencement of class work.

The principals, who commended the State Ministry of Education for the timely release of materials and results of JSS3 students, said the turnout of students was high.

They expressed optimism that the students would perform excellently in the new session

Rotimi Famakin

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