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Akeredolu Orders Schools to Start Reciting Oodua Anthem

The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has made it compulsory for all pupils and students in the state to recite the Oodua Anthem in their schools.

The order also affects all the private and public institutions, from primary to tertiary level in the state.

The order was contained in a circular sent to all stakeholders from the state’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

The circular, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Akin Asaniyan, was titled, ‘Recitation of Oodua Anthem in all schools’, and made available to journalists on Thursday in Akure, the state capital.

It read in part, “Please note that, at the just concluded inter-schools’ debate and award ceremony organised by Ondo State Ministry of Education Science and Technology, held on Thursday February 25, 2021, at the International Culture and Event Center (The Dome), Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, announced that the state has adopted the Oodua Anthem and it is to be recited by the residents of the state.

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“In the light of this development, Mr Governor has directed that the anthem is now compulsory in all public and private schools (primary and secondary), as well as tertiary institutions in the state, to be recited by all students and teachers henceforth.”

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