- Despite being erected in 1896, a school building sited on a mountain in Ondo state has still maintained its quality
- The elementary school was said to have been constructed by the British colonial masters
- Many prominent Nigerians had attended the mountain-top school before descending into town
While Nigeria may have gained independence in the year 1960, there still exists structures and historic traces that tell of a country that was once under colonial rule, one of which is a hill-top school.
The elementary school building situated on the Idanre mountain in Ondo state was the creation of the British colonial masters.
Legit.ng recently visited the historic site which is now 125-years-old and confirmed that the structure is still very much solid.
Aside from some roofing renovations done by a past governor of Ondo State, every other thing on the historic elementary school has remained in place.
A tour guide who was present during the visit told Legit.ng correspondents that notable personalities had attended the mountain-top school before the indigenes descended into town.
Some of these personalities include the current Owa of Idanre kingdom, a former minister of agric Chief Akindeko.
The tour guide explained that these personalities and the indigenes all lived atop the mountain at that time as the place which is experiencing urban development was formerly a forest.
He said when the school was originally constructed, it had leaf roofing but was changed to zinc later on as civilization progressed.
The knowledgeable tour guide stated that the indigenes eventually found their way down the mountain in 1933.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported about 6 beautiful historic places to visit in Nigeria as a fun traveller.
One of which is the Alok Ikom Stone Monoliths which according to Culture Trip has around 250 carved stones and is located in Cross River state. Many researchers are of the strong belief that writings on them are before colonial times.
Another is old Oyo. The place was said to have been left in the 18th century as a result of the inter-tribal war. Old buildings of the town are encamped into a national park to preserve the old architectural designs of one of the greatest historical places in Nigeria.