89-year old Christ’s School  Gets Facelift As 1977-1982 Alumni  Renovates  Hall ,others 

Sola  POPOOLA

Christ’s School,Ado-Ekiti has continued to receive the attention and supports  of it’s old students, as the 1977-1982 set  refurbished some facilities in the 89-year old  institution .

Dr  Sola Oyebode, President of 1977-1982 set hinted  while briefing newsmen  during the 2022 homecoming of the set.

He expressed  joy  that the Christ’s School Alumni holds the record of being the first in Nigeria to conceive the  idea of Alumni Homecoming .

Dr Oyebode also used to occasion to outline some interventions of  the set which  included refurbishment of the Dining Hall in  the girls section

According him the  renovation cost the alumni nothing  less that  N18 million .

He said, ” We are happy to be back again in our school after 40 years that we left here and we can say it is a unique opportunity to see ourselves again. It is provides interface between the past and current students of the school.

” Among other interventions in the school in the past, this year we have renovated, refurbished and rebranded the dinning hall of the girls section of the school to give our students the needed comfort and convenience to have their meals.

” The project alone cost us about N18 million which we gathered among ourselves because Christ School is our alma mater and we will entirely attached to the school.

“We will continue to give back to the school which played critical role in our lives and we are advising the current students to remain focus and determine in their academic, which will help them to become whatever they hope to be in future.”

The president stated that the school has witnessed development in terms of Infrastructure, enrolment and academic excellence, adding that the old Students were elated the exploits being recorded by current students of the school.

Oyebode explained that the old students were not satisfied by the state of the building after 40 years of their graduation and decided to pull resources together towards giving the building a facelifts in tandem with any modern dinning hall in schools across the country.

According to him, the homecoming of the set after forty years of graduation was put together to serve as an avenue for the old students to interact with one another and celebrate progress and successes amongst themselves in their various chosen endeavours.

While commending the decision of the state government to handover the school to Anglican Church, which is the original owner, he added that the gesture would in no small measure enhance academic growth and development of the school.

He appealed to students to  face their Studies and make best use of the facilities provided for them by old students .

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