Special Report

Crisis at St Timothy A/C Primary School in Ondo Ijaw Community: Governor Rotimi Akeredolu Under Pressure to Respond

A recent visit by the GbaramatuVoice team to St Timothy A/C Primary School in Taribor, a riverine Ijaw community in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State, has revealed a heart-wrenching tale of neglect and disrepair. Established in 1945 by missionaries, this once-promising institution has fallen into a state of despair, rendering it unsuitable for education. With fallen windows, a crumbling roof, and overall dilapidation, urgent intervention is needed, and this report calls on the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, to take immediate action.

The Current State of St Timothy A/C Primary School

During GbaramatuVoice’s visit to the school, the once-promising school building, which was a symbol of hope and enlightenment, now stands as a symbol of decay. With fallen windows and a deteriorating roof, the learning environment has become perilous and unsuitable for both pupils and teachers. The compromised roof and shattered windows not only hinder the learning process but also pose significant safety risks to everyone in the school. Pupils are forced to sit on the floor to learn due to the absence of proper seating and facilities. The lives of pupils and teachers are in jeopardy due to the precarious condition of the building.

A Call to Action

The deplorable state of St Timothy A/C Primary School in Taribor community serves as an urgent call to action for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the local government. Swift intervention is required to rectify this dire situation. Education is the cornerstone of progress and development, and the state of this school is a glaring contradiction to the commitment to providing quality education for the citizens of Ondo State.


The dismal condition of St Timothy A/C Primary School demands immediate attention from both the state and local governments. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu must prioritize the restoration and transformation of this school to ensure that the students have a safe and conducive learning environment. It is through such actions that the promise of quality education can be fulfilled for all, allowing the students of St Timothy A/C Primary School to access the education they deserve.

By Enaibo Asiayei

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