Old students of Uso Grammar School, Uso in Owo local government has tasked the Ondo state government to helped rehabilate dilapidated structures within the school.
They made the plea during the first annual general meeting of the old students association of the school.
Chief Adedayo Adejuwon, the interim chairman of the association told journalists at the end of the meeting that most of the existing structures in the school are now in a very terrible state.
He also called on the state government to have the school in mind in term of good infrastructural development.
“I want to also seek the cooperation of those of us who are in government or close to the corridors of power and every old students members towards achieving the success of whatever project we want to handle now or future” he said.
While welcoming the old students, the school principal, Mrs Oluyinka Bayode encouraged them to be alive to their responsibilities in the development and provision of necessary infrastructure towards the achievement of the educational goals.
“The government emphasized the need to depend on your (Old Students) assistance and that is the reason we do not cease to call on you all the time. We wish to use this medium to appreciate all the old students who have been responding to the school’s call for support at all times,” she said.
Speaking in the same vein, the Chairman, Parents and Teachers Association of the school, Mr. Oluwafemi Edward said he met the school in a critical conditions in process of where rainstorm have destroyed all the structures before they could be able to renovate two-three classrooms through the support of his executive and the principal.
Edward posited that they have been trying to repair most of the dilapidated building since the establishment of the school in 1975 stressing that all their efforts to seek government intervention has not yielded a good result.
“We have to sincerely appeal to the state government to come to our aids in this community because this is the only government secondary school in Uso.”
A visit to the school by SUNSHINE HERALD showed its bad state.
While the buildings lack windows and doors, many of the buildings have also been overgrown by weed.
Uso Grammar School, established in 1975 is the only government school in Uso, and serves around 15 communities within the area.