Mr. Dennis Idahosa, member representing Ovia federal constituency (Edo State) at the House Representatives, Abuja, has facilitated the return of students of Ekosodin Secondary School in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo, five years after the school was shut down due to its dilapidated state.
Mr. Idahosa’s Intervention saw to the reconstruction of a block of six classrooms and a Principal office in the 45-year old school.
The rebuilt Secondary school was inaugurated on Tuesday along with 120 twin chairs and desks.
According to findings, before the intervention of the NASS memeber, the students were sharing classrooms with the only primary school in the community.
In his address, Idahosa said that the progressive minded nature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the priority he placed on education, was what prompted his intervention.
He noted that apart from the Ekosodin secondary school, there are 29 other completed and ongoing projects that will bear direct imapct on members of his constituents.
“I must say that what started as a dream have become a reality within a little space of time.
“Like I promised during my electioneering, i will only be involved in influencing projects that have direct impact on the people, just like what we are inaugurating today,” he said.
Expressing her joy, a Senior Secondary School (SSS) 2 student, Miss Innocentia Eghianfo, said that before the movement to the primary school, the students were learning under an “unbearable” condition.
“I was actually in JSS 1 when we relocated to join the pupils of Ekosodin primary school and before the relocation, we were learning under all weather conditions; rains and sunshine.
“Aside that, there was no chairs and desks, so we had to come to school with our chairs and desks while majority who could not afford seats on bare floor.
“We are happy that we finally have our space; the afternoon and morning class sessions ocassioned by the relocation will now be a thing of the past, we also have chairs and desk now, we are indeed happy,” she stated.
Corroborating Eghianfo’s narration, an old student of the school and a former chairman of the ward, Mr Victor Osayande, said that their children have been spared from the inconveniences of the past five years.
Similarly, Mr Osahon Ogbemudia, youth leader in the community, while commending Idahosa, appealed for the reconstruction of the other building in the secondary school that have been in a state of disuse for over 10 years.