The ondo state government has mandated the recitation of oodua anthem in all schools including the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
The new directive was disclosed in a circular the Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry, Mr Akin Asaniyan, signed and made available to DAILY GIST titled ‘Recitation of Oodua Anthem in all schools’.
The statement 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.”
“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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