Students Defy Rain as Schools Resume in Osun State

Students of Osun State public and private schools on Monday defied the early morning showers and resumed for the first term of the 2022/2023 academic session.

A visit by Radio Nigeria to some public and private primary and secondary schools in Osogbo indicates that teaching and learning could not commence as students, under the supervision of teachers, were seen clearing their environment.

In an interview, a teacher, Mr Samuel Akintayo said sanitation was necessary for the safety of students as well as that of teachers.

He, however, assured the preparedness and readiness of teachers for teaching stressing the need for students to be prepared and serious with their studies since they are in a new and higher class.

A headteacher, Mrs Yemi Abimbola stressed the need for parents and guardians to get necessary textbooks and other written materials for students to aid their learning.

In Ilesa, a Radio Nigeria correspondent who visited some public schools including Babalola Girls’ Grammar School, Obokun High School and Ilesa Grammar School reports that about 70% of students resumed today for the 2022-2023 academic session.

Students were seen in their classes receiving lectures from their teachers.

In an interview with Gold FM, one of the principals, Mrs Adesola Olowoyo advised parents to always prioritise their children’s education.

Mrs Olowoyo also advised students to concentrate on their studies in the new academic year.

Also speaking, two students from Ilesa Grammar School, Moyinoluwa Fariogun and Musa Muize who expressed happiness to resume another academic year urged other students to concentrate on their studies.

Abiodun Adeoye /Olufunke Adeosun

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