It is now compulsory for all pupils and students in Ondo State to recite the Oodua Anthem in their schools.
According to reports, the order reportedly affects all the private and public institutions from primary to tertiary level in the state.
in a circular sent to all stakeholders from the state Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Akin Asaniyan titled ‘Recitation of Oodua Anthem in all schools’, it said the state adopted the anthem.
“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,” part of the circular reads.
It is now left to see how schools will infuse the anthem into the Nigerian and their respective schools anthems.