By Ola Ajayi

IBADAN—DISSATISFIED by the dilapidated facilities in the popular Mount Olivet Grammar School, Bodija, Ibadan, which was founded 55 years ago, some alumni students of the school have put measures in place to make it regain its lost glory.

Mount Olivet was founded in 1963 by Bishop David Onabanjo, who has been described by many as a man of exemplary qualities.

•From right, President of the Mount Olivet Grammar School Alumni Association of Nigeria (MOGSAAN), Otunba Hakeem Oladipo Animasaun; Secretary, Mrs Aderonke Eseka; Vice President, Mrs Titilayo Banjo and Financial Director, Mr Adefunso Fadahunsi, shortly after the inauguration of the new executive during the association’s 2018 national convention in Ibadan, Oyo State.
•From right, President of the Mount Olivet Grammar School Alumni Association of Nigeria (MOGSAAN), Otunba Hakeem Oladipo Animasaun; Secretary, Mrs Aderonke Eseka; Vice President, Mrs Titilayo Banjo and Financial Director, Mr Adefunso Fadahunsi, shortly after the inauguration of the new executive during the association’s 2018 national convention in Ibadan, Oyo State.

 

The old students, including Mrs Funke Fadugba, a renowned journalist; Prince Raphael Okojie and several others resolved that the facilities of the school such as laboratory, library and classrooms should be refurbished.

To achieve this, the Mount Olivet Grammar School Alumni Association of Nigeria was formed.

At the convention of the school held in Ibadan last week, the alumni association, which is currently headed by the newly elected president, Otunba Hakeem Oladipo Animasaun; the coordinator of the transition committee, Prince Raphael Okojie said:  “The alumni association is ready to bring back Mount Olivet to its former glory. They are working hard to improve the structures of the school and bring in new development to the school.

“During a tour round the school, the transition committee showed other members of the association newly constructed borehole for the school, renovated classrooms, furniture, a generator to pump water and many others.

Principal lauds initiative

The principal of Mount Olivet Grammar School, Mrs Bosede Nzere commended the alumni association for the development of the school.

The President of the association said: “We must advance this group and must run this EXCO so created today effectively. I am proud to be a member and the president of this great association. My legacy will be to enthrone a very solid administrative template for the successive EXCO by establishing various standard instruments of governance including several committees that will function as branches of the EXCO.

 

 

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