The National Executive Council (NEC) of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Alumni Association has reiterated its commitment to laying the foundation for a sustainable development of the school.
This was disclosed on Saturday by the national president of the association, Dr. Niyi Ijogun during the Extra Ordinary meeting of the NEC and dedication of the renovated Alumni Secretariat in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
According to Ijogun, the new Executive took a bold step, after its inauguration, to ensure the completion of the abandoned Alumni Secretariat within two months of its swearing in. The fund for the completion of the multi-million Naira edifice was provided by members of the executive council.
He announced that the new Executive has set up a Master Plan Development Committee with a view to transforming the physical landscape of the school, arguing that present level of infrastructural decadence of the school has made learning difficult for the students and teachers.
Referring to the school’s tag line of “The Only School”, Dr. Ijogun said the association is determined to organise a befitting 70th Founders’ Day anniversary in January 2023. He therefore called on old students of the school across the country and in the Diaspora to join hands in bringing back the glory of the school.
Expressing his optimism, Dr. Ijogun said the new Executive is working to bring everybody back to the fold, as the school belongs to everyone and all must collectively join hands together to ensure the school is taken to the envious position it rightly belongs among the comity of schools globally.
Also, the Assistant General Secretary of the Association, Mr. Aderemi Edwards-Adebiyi said the new Executive is a proactive and vibrant one that is ready to proffer positive changes. He said in less thank three months, they have achieved a lot and have taken some far reaching decisions that will bring positive changes on the architecture of the school.
Edwards-Adebiyi explained that the focus of the current Executive is to fill the infrastructural gap, build human capacity and to bring back the glory of the school. He said several years of decayed and neglect by government has made the fortune of the school has nosedive.
The Lagos branch Chairman of the Alumni Association, Mr. Niyi Ojo FCA, said the Executive has designed programmes and projects that will have positive impacts on the school and the students. He said the association is ready to work towards rebuilding and help produce outstanding students that will make the nation’s proud.
In his words, the current Principal of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Mr. Ogunleye Okeowo applauded the leadership of the Alumni Association led by Dr. Niyi Ijogun. He said what is seeing today is as a result of the determination of the Executive to help rebuild the school.
According to him, the Alumni National Secretariat has been abandoned for over Eighteen years and in less than two months they completed and fully equipped the building, and commended the National President for yielding positively to the needs of the school and students since assumption of office.
He said so far, the Almuni Executive has embarked on projects that will benefit the students and teachers, and therefore appealed to all Old Students of the school join hands with the new Executive to help move the school forward.