AKURE — AN appeal has gone to Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State to emulate the gestures of his counterparts in neighbouring states by returning mission schools, taken over by government over three decades ago, to their original owners.
The Rector, Sacred Heart Catholic Minor Seminary in Akure, Rev. Fr. Valentine Omolakin, said this in Akure.
Omolakin noted that the return of the schools to original proprietors was long overdue in view of the fact that the fall in the standard of education was noticed since the government took over the schools and failed to maintain the moral and academic standards entrenched by the initial owners.
He noted that some states in the South-West zone had already taken the ‘bull by the horn’ by perfecting strategies for the return of mission schools to their owners.
He said: “Governor Olusegun Mimiko is a man of his words. He is a product of mission schools just like his wife. He had pledged to take steps towards a successful return of the schools to their owners.”