Aisegba Grammar  School ‘s Old  Students Donate Big To Alma Mata 

It was a behieve of activities and largest concentration of former students  on Saturday at Aisegba Community Grammar School, Aisegba Ekiti  as it’s old  students rolled out drums to mark its golden Jubilee anniversary.
The occasion offered rare opportunity for reunion of old members  while some developmental projects like renovation of school’s classrooms as well as donation of a well equipped Information and Communication Technology (ICT) building .
A 1995 alumnus, Mr Kayode Adamolekun  who donated the ICT centre urged his colleagues to give back to their alma mata both in cash and kind .
He argued that whatever feat or success members may have  achieved in their chosen careers would not have been possible without passing through the school .
The donor disclosed that the intervention was mearnt to bridge gap in the information technology urging the students to avail themselves the opportunity and key into ICT world .
Adamolekun,who is  mining expert,however  lamented that most students are still computer illiterates at this time when most examination are done through Computer Based Test (CBT).
“There is the need to promote ICT education at  the secondary school level. That is why I decided to embark on the multi-million naira project.
“Everybody must come on board to improve the standard of education particularly at the grassroots. Government alone cannot do it. We need to give back to our society, alma mater no matter how little”.
In his opening remarks, National President of the Aisegba Community Grammar School, Aisegba Ekiti Alumni Association, Professor Richard Akinyeye  urged Nigerians to have a change of attitude and halt the falling standard of education in the country.
He admonished stakehokders to join hands with the government in the development of education in the Nigeria.
Speaking  at the 50th anniversary of their alma mater with the theme: “Restoring The Lost Glory of ACGS”  also canvassed compulsory Information and Communication Technology (ICT) education in all secondary schools.
Professor Akinyeye who decried the falling standard of education in the country said ” the quality of education in the present day Nigeria is insulting and we are not happy about it.
“Most of our young school leavers even with distinction in both English and Mathematics, find it difficult to measure up when they get to the Universities.
“We have to start teaching them from the fundamentals of things they should have known from the secondary schools. That is why there is the need for a review of our attitudes to education. Most of our schools are not well equipped in terms of infrastructure, staff and teaching aids”.
On the ICT teaching, he said, ” If we can catch them young by making all our secondary school students to be computer literate, their lives and fortunes will be changed, because all they required for learning is on the internet”.
Projects sponsored by individual alumnus, Sets and national were inaugurated during the event.
Chief Osanyinlusi Sunday who delivered the anniversary lecture entitled “Faith of Our Father, Living Still”,  charged the alumni not to relent in their support and services to the school.
He told them to make hardwork,  faith, honesty, courage and respect for others their watchword as they were taught by their pioneer principal, late Chief Olusola Bayode.
“For you to make a difference in your generation, you must step out in boldness and live by faith”.

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