Ahead of the October 2nd, rescheduled date for resumption of public schools in Ekiti State, individuals and groups have started giving kudos to the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, for the comprehensive renovation of public secondary schools in the state through the Operation Renovate All Schools in Ekiti (ORASE).
These include the State branch of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) and the Old Students Association of Ekiti Parapo College.
Also, impressed by construction of the major road that passes through the community, the people Ikun-Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area have expressed their readiness to work for Fayemi’s second term in office if the governor desires to seek re-election. The community in a letter to Fayemi hailed the speed with which work is being carried out on the Oye-Ikun-Otun Road which, it said, was abandoned by the past two administrations in the state.
ANCOPSS in a signed statement by its State President, Mr. Oluwole Awolusi and Secretary, Mr. Ola Adeniyi, praised Fayemi for salvaging public schools in the state from infrastructural decay.
The body also lauded the governor for making teachers and students in public schools to be ICT-compliant through supply of laptops computers which has empowered them to face the challenges of the 21st Century.
ANCOPSS said: “The ongoing renovation works in our schools could be rated as a deep-rooted plus to your administration.
“The magnitude and the urgency characterizing the programme are clear signs of your resolve to provide our students with a school environment that is quite inviting and conducive for teaching-learning process.
“To us, this is the first time such a huge financial investment coupled with a strong political drive would be involved in attacking the problem of dilapidated school buildings in Ekiti State.
The Old Students of Ekiti Parapo College also in a letter signed by its National President, Mr. Akinola Olaniyan, commended Fayemi for various achievements recorded in education which has restored sanity to the sector.
Specifically, the old students thanked the governor for including their alma mater in the renovation of public schools, saying that the Governor’s gesture has given it hope that the lost glory of the school will be restored.
The Old Students wrote in their letter: “Your Excellency, while we know that educational challenges cannot be fully resolved in a few years, we are happy with the steps your administration is taking and that we have a listening and understanding governor and government”
“ The last time I have seen students of EPC this excited was in 1966 when General Adeyinka Adebayo, then Governor of Western Region, as part of his official tour of the Region, visited our alma mater and gave the school, four thousand pounds to buy a big generator and provide electricity to the whole college”
The association also pledged its support for the education programmes of the administration.
The Ikun community in a letter signed by the Onikun, Oba Adeleye Awojobi, praised Fayemi for constructing the road which passes through the town. The Ikun people also urged the governor to carry out the asphalt overlay Ikun-Etan Road which leads to Kwara State to elongate the lifespan of the road.
The letter reads further: “More so this is the same project that the past two administrations in the state, in spite of their rabble-rousing and unrepentant noisemaking are incapable of achieving even during their total misrule in the state.
“In fact, we cannot be too thankful or grateful to His Excellency for his unlimited fatherly care accorded our town, Ikun-Ekiti since your inception in office.
“Your Excellency, in line with the saying of our forefathers that one good term deserves another, we assure you that your administration can always count on our unalloyed support.
“Insha Allah, by the grace of God, your second term is unshakeable, for we are indeed indebted to Your Excellency and we are committed into paying our debt by securing your second term without tears.
“Once again sir, by the grace of God, we are totally committed to whatever that will make your second term a reality. Until then, we wish you good health and strength to continue to distribute dividends of democracy to our people”.
Last modified: September 25, 2012