Ahead of school resumption on Monday, the executive governor of Kwara state, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq joined Oloje community in cutting the grass at the Mount Camel Junior Secondary School.
The message was to emphasise self-helps and community contributions to public projects and a strong signal that nobody is too big to be involved in community work.
The governor and the team emphasized that there is scarcity of resources to go round and from the recent ecological disaster, it is clear that government can't really cope in terms of funding. He further urged Communities to assist and join hands together, especially the parent teachers associations (PTAs) in order to keep the environment clean and mitigate environmental disaster.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq noted that the neglect of schools over the years is disgraceful and explained that his administration is committed to invest heavily in the schools.
"We will renovate and rebuild most of these schools because most of them are not just about renovation. That is why the cost of fixing them is high because we're rebuilding some outrightly. With the help of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), we will gradually put things back in shape. It would not stop at just that; we still need to train the teachers and give them the conducive environment to be able to teach." the governor said.