See the unusual school in Nigeria, where only the children of the poor are admitted. (See photos)

See the unusual school in Nigeria, where only the children of the poor are admitted. (See photos)

See the unusual school in Nigeria, where only the children of the poor are admitted. (See photos)

Abolarin College located in Oke-illa, a boarder community with Ekiti State in Ifedayo Local Government Area of Osun State, is the first of its kind in Nigeria. The is uniquely built as a learning environment for the poor.

For one to be admitted into the school despite passing the entrance examination, the prospective student must be from a poor background, where parents find it difficult to send their wards to private school.

It is established by the King of the town, Oba Oragun of Ike Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin.Everything in the school is free, including its boarding facility. It provides three square meal, school uniforms, house wears, bags, shoes and other essentials free for students.

Abolarin College has over 131 students from across the nation, who were either hawking on the street, wandering about or following their parents to farm.Beside academic activities, the school train the students on vocational activities such as farming and crop production, arts and culture, etc.

According to its founder, Oba Abolarin, the objective of setting up the school was to give opportunity to the bright but poor students to have the best of education.On the criteria for admission he said” the only condition is poverty, the student must be indigent. My school is not for the children of the rich…”

Abolarin could be said to be the hope for education in Nigeria, with the level of its conducive environment for learning.

What do you think about this? Do you think government should partner with this monarch to ensure the sustainability of the kind gesture to the poor? Drop your comments let’s keep the conversation going.For more insightful and interesting contents, follow me on Opera News App.

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Source: Warritatafo

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