Ekiti Completes School Complex For The Deaf At Ikoro

November 3, 2013

Ekiti State Government has completed construction works at the School for the Deaf, Ikoro Ekiti and commenced arrangement to relocate the
160 deaf students currently at the Special School for the Blind in Ikere to the newly completed School.

The State Commissioner for Education Science and Technology Mr. Kehinde Ojo, who made this known during a media chat in Ado Ekiti,
said the Students would be relocated immediately the perimeter fencing of the new complex was completed.

Mr. Ojo explained that with the proposed relocation of the 160 blind students, the Government Special School at Ikere which had hosted both
blind and deaf students since its establishment in 1998 will now become an exclusively Special School for the Blind.

He disclosed that the state government has expended over thirty million (N30,000,000) Naira on maintenance of facilities and feeding
of students at the Government Special School for the Blind and Deaf at Ikere Ekiti this year.

Noting that Ekiti was the only state in the federation that offered free accommodation, feeding and clothing for physically challenged
students, the Commissioner expressed pleasure that several alumni of the school had secured admission to higher institutions.

Mr. Ojo assured that government had resolved the minor miss-understanding that recently occurred between the blind and deaf students of the school, emphasizing the commitment of the state government to the welfare of  the physically challenged.

The Special School for the Blind Ikere Ekiti presently has 160 deaf students and 60 blind students.

Last modified: November 3, 2013

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