By Jimitota Onoyume
WARRI—KOKO, headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area was agog weekend when Iwerre College Old Students Association, ICOSA, donated chairs and tables valued at about N700,000 to students of the school.
An elated Principal of the school, Mrs. Iyabo Enukpere, in her address said seats were part of the major challenges in the school, noting that at a time students were sitting on bare floor, a situation that forced her to reach out to several companies and organizations for support.
She said: “We appreciate what you have done for us. I admitted students into SS1 at a time there were no seats. I went to Total and several other companies around to beg for seats. To crown it all, you have given us another seats, we are grateful. We will always ask for more. Government is doing its best. We will want you to support the effort of government to sustain the glory of the school. We don’t have enough teaching staff. Until government closes this gap, arrangement can be made for teachers to assist the school.”
Interim National President of ICOSA, Mr Eyinsan Esiegbuya, during the presentation assured that the old students would continue to support the growth of the school, appealing to old students yet to identify with the body to come forward.
He said the school turned out its first graduate in 1973/74, noting that as old students they were impressed with the sanitary condition of the school when they came in for the donation.
Esiegbuya appealed to the students to shun any temptation to indulge in cultism , urging them to take their studies seriously, saying “We understand the current challenges with shortages of academic staff in key subjects like mathematics and sciences thereby leaving the school laboratory and equipment to moths, cobwebs and dust with dire impacts on student academic performance. We shall strive to draw government attention to the school in these areas that need government’s attention.”