Kings College marks 104th anniversary

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By Amaka Abayomi

As one of Nigeria’s premier college, Kings College, Lagos, celebrates its 104th Founder’s Day, the Kings College Old Boys Association, KCOBA, has set in motion activities to make the celebration a grand one.

According to the Vice President of the association, Dr. Leke Oshunniyi, the events would commence on Thursday, 19th September, to commemorate the first solemn assembly of the school on 19th September, 1909.

“Activities would start today 19th September, with the first King’s College Lions Den, KCLD, Pitch Day in the KCOBA secretariat. The KCLD is a unique KCOBA intervention designed to support the entrepreneurial aspirations of the younger KCOBs and the investment desires of the older KCOBs.”

Later by 6pm, the school’s drama team will present a ‘dramaturtainment’, a unique fusion of dance, drama and music in the assembly hall.

A jumat service is slated to hold at the Syrian Mosque, Ribadu Road, Ikoyi, by 2pm on Friday, 20th September, while Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State will be the guest speaker at the Founders Day lecture by 4pm same day at the assembly hall. He will be speaking on ‘Public Private Partnership as the Strategy for Educational Transformation in Nigeria.’

The Founders Day dinner will hold on Saturday, September 21, at the assembly hall and will have Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State as the Guest of Honour. The 104th Founders Day celebration would be wrapped up with an anniversary thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos, by 11.15am on Sunday, September 22, while the annual general meeting will hold by 2pm same day at the assembly hall.

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