Exactly five months after InsideMainland reported the dilapidated state of the Muslim Junior & Senior College, Oworonsoki, Lagos Mainland, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has finally reacted to the exclusive report.
Recall that InsideMainland reported the state of the school and the concerns of residents and the community leaders that the school requires urgent government attention as the area is not fit enough to educate children.
At that time, some of the classrooms used by the Junior and Secondary students had already broken into parts. With no burglary proof, the windows to some of the classes have given way while there are inadequate chairs and laboratory equipment for the students.
In addition, most of the ceilings in the classrooms are in a decrepit state with some of the classroom fence and demarcation broken.
In a direct response to the situation the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered and approved the immediate construction of a modern facility which will have 18 classrooms in the school.
The decision was reached after a meeting between the officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Education and community leaders from Oworonshoki on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
Apart from the construction of classrooms, the Governor also reiterated that there will be provision of chairs and tables for students of the Muslim College, Oworonshoki, Lagos Mainland.
More so, lightning conductors will be installed to avert any future disaster while there are also plans to establish another School in the same compound that houses the Muslim College. This is part of the plans to ensure more kids are enrolled in the institution.
Speaking on the development, a member of the delegation during the talks who also doubles as the Patriarch of Council of Oworonshoki Youth Forum, Hon. Kabiawu Babajide told InsideMainland that the announcement has brought a huge sigh of relief to parents and community leaders in Oworonshoki.
“This is good news for us and everyone in Oworonshoki. We were deeply concerned about the state of the school and we made efforts that came into fruition with the support of the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode,” he said.