By Emma Arubi
WARRIâ€”AN industrialist and old boy of GinuwaÂ Grammar School, Gbokoda, Delta State, Mr. Emmanuel Ofesi has charged riverine dwellers in the state to always encourage their wards to attend schools sited in their communities, saying that it was when they patronise such schools that people of other areas and surrounding environs would emulate them.
President of the Emmanuel Ofesi Foundation, who spoke at Gbokoda,Â yesterday, when he presented science laboratory equipment, complete speed boat with outboard engine and water bole system worth overÂ N20m to his alma-mater, said that the donation, the first of its kind in Delta State, was intended to make students of Ginuwa Grammar School, GbokodaÂ one of the best in science subjects in the country.
The three classrooms block fully equipped laboratory powered by a standing power generating set,Â to make it functional according him,Â is furthered geared towards complementing the state government agenda of human capital development. He charged others old boys of the school with the mans,Â to emulate him so that their school comes first and remain alive as always.
Receiving the keys to the equipped laboratory, the principal, Mr. Ugbomo Oritseneye,Â thanked the donor for his gesture, promising to protect and put the laboratory to quality use for the academic benefit of both students and staff of the riverine school.
He, however,Â appealed to well meaning old student to assist in the provision of staff accommodation and security men, expressing regret that currently over 21 teachers in the school occupies a 2_bedroom flatÂ with its attendants risks.