Akere, a riverine community located in the interiors of Idiroko LCDA, Ipokia Local government Ogun state boasts of a population of 3000 inhabitants.
The community which shares boundaries with Badagry in Lagos State and Benin Republic, is home to the Ipokia Local Government Primary School, Akere. The primary school provides elementary education to children in the community as well as other neigbouring villages namely Wheke, Ilasa, Ajaluto, Gbodota and Zebe, despite it decrepit state.
When Tracka, a community of active citizens tracking the implementation of government project visited the school on 20th September, 2017, the learning condition was found to be totally horrendous. About half of the school’s population were seen learning outside the classrooms under the scorching sun without any protection over their heads, save a Mango tree which about three out of six classes were made to seek shelter under.
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