Press Release


Ondo State Government has concluded plans to return the pupils and Staff of Ansar ud -Deen, AUD, Caring Heart Mega Primary School, Oke Agbe in Akoko North West Local Government Area to their School as from this academic session.

It is instructive to note that the State Government released the buildings to foremost citadel of learning in the State, Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko as part of plans to expand its facilities and develop the school.

However, this altruistic motive was misconstrued and contested by AUD and several Muslims groups alleging that the action was anti Islamic in the State

The Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Rt Hon Victor Olabimtan disclosed Government’s decision to return the pupils and their staff to their original school during a courtesy visit by the Ansar -ud- Deen Society of Nigeria, Ondo State Chapter to his office in Akure.

He said that long before now the Government through the Board had concluded plans to return the personnel to the AUD, their original abode because the new owner AAUA, is not making an effective use of the structures and the building started to deteriorate.

“As part of its 2023 works action plans the board is going to construct not less than100 School buildings and renovate far more and the AUD Mega Primary School Oke -Agbe like others will benefit from this deliberate government’s efforts to give all the public primary schools in the State face lift”

SUBEB boss added that the State Government will not only return the pupils to their School but will ensure it under go renovation like most other schools and the pupils provided with lockers and chairs and teaching and none teaching staffs with chairs and tables to make teaching and learning more attractive in our public schools.

While commending the cordial relationship between Muslim and Christian Communities in the State the former Speaker Ondo State House Assembly underscored the advantages to teaching western curriculum along with Islamic education in the Muslim schools to make the learning and education of the pupils and students more holistic.

According to him we are in a dynamic world and education is dynamic. The only way we as people can be relevant in today’s fast changing world is to take advantage of developments in both Islamic and western worlds through the knowledge they offer for the benefits of today and future generations

“one thing we must continue to emphasize in our society is to see both Christianity and Islam as one. We are the same people from the same source, same parentage and worshipping the same Almighty God. The only difference is the means. So there is no need for disagreements between the adherents of the two major religions”

To ensure that Quranic Schools in the State are delivering on their mandate the State Government has commenced their registration with not less that 180 registered so far and giving them a grant every year to upscale their facilities.

Earlier the State Chairman of the Society in the State Alhaji Rabiu Abdul Olasoji who hinged the request for the return of the pupils and their teachers to their former school premises to overcome the accommodation problem they are facing commended the State Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, CON, for appointing Rt Hon Victor Olabimtan Chairman of SUBEB. He said he is a round peg in a round hole

At the meeting were the Permanent Secretary Chief Dele Akinnagbe and Director of Finance and Supply Princess Maltida Bayo – Phillips.

Prince Bolu Diesel Ajijo
Director Press
28th October 2022

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