Ondo State government has returned some schools to
their missionary proprietors.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu made the disclosure
while receiving the newly inaugurated executives of the
Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ondo State
chapter led by the State Chairman, Rev. Father Ansel
He named the schools to include St Thomas Aquinas
College, St. Louis Girls Grammar School, Akure and two
The military administration of David Ikpeme seized
missionary schools in September 1976.
The governor said his administration approved the return
of some schools to the sole missionary ready to take
In a landmark policy reversal, Akeredolu said, “We have
promised that we will return schools to missionaries and
we are keeping to our promise. It is only the Catholic
Church that has shown interest.
“A group of people are opposed to it. Our position is that,
if you are not interested in taking ownership of your
school, don’t discourage others.”
“Catholic Church has requested for two secondary schools
and two primary schools and I have approved it. They are
sorting it out now and there is no problem. Aquinas
College, St Louis, and two primary schools. Those are the
ones which we have approved. We are not running away