Public and private primary and secondary schools in Ekiti State are set to resume today, Monday, September 18, for the 2023/2024 first term academic session.

Meanwhile, All Nigeria Latest News reports that Governor Biodun Oyebanji has approved the immediate commencement of the Public Secondary School Mass Transits Scheme, which will be provided at no cost to the students.

Mr. James Owolabi, the Permanent Secretary of the General Administration Department (GAD), disclosed this information in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital. The scheme aims to alleviate the financial burden on civil servants and parents of public secondary school students due to the removal of subsidy on petrol by the Federal Government.

According to Owolabi, the operation of the mass transit scheme for public secondary school students will start today, benefiting students from JSS1 to SSS3. The Civil Servant Mass Transit scheme will continue on its established routes. Public secondary school students are advised to appear in their school uniforms to participate in the scheme. The program will operate between 6:30 am to 8:00 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm daily within Ado Ekiti Metropolis.

The specified routes and bus stops for the student’s mass transit include: Route 1: Atlas Motel; Mobil; Ajilosun; Ijigbo; Old garage Okesa; Fajuyi; Adebayo; Housing; Afao Road; Oke Ila; Old Garage; Okesa; Fajuyi. Route 2: Poly Road; Erifun; Ureje; Odo Ado; Mathew Street; Old Garage; Okesa; Fajuyi; Pavilion; NTA Road; Ilawe Road; Irona; Ijigbo; Old Garage; Okesa; Fajuyi.

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