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OGSA 71st Anniversary: Support Us In Actualizing Our Vision, Alumni Association Tasks Ondo Govt



Students and members of alumni of the Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Ondo State, have called on the state government under the leadership of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa to work together and support the school management and association in actualizing the vision of the school.

The National President of the Association, Dr Niyi ljogun and Principal of the school, Mr. Okeowo Ogunleye made the call on Monday in Akure at a press conference to kick-start the 71st Founder’s Day Celebration of the school.

Ijogun, who lauded the Akure community and Anglican Communion for their foresight by establishing the school 71 years ago said; “it was a good intention and our school is now known all over the World as one of the best public schools.

“We want to appreciate the founding fathers particularly the Anglican communion because they are a great stakeholder in the establishment of Oyemekun Grammar School.

“The past 71 years, we have made our impact in the society, in the educational sector and in all fairs of life. Our founding father’s, the Akure community, the Anglican Communion and by extension the government had been doing a lot of things to ensure that we have the great institution called the only school in existence that we have today.

“And in view of this, we are appealing to the state government to do more in the areas of infrastructural development because we are complementing the government efforts towards giving the best quality education to our students.

“But we will continue to do that such things we have known for within the committee of school globally.”

According to him, about 4 projects worth millions of naira were billed to be inaugurated during the 71st anniversary.

He, therefore, said the association would continue to support the students in their respective activities towards taking the school to the higher heights.

While the Principal of the school, Mr. Okeowo Ogunleye said; “we are celebrating greatness, academic excellence and infrastructural development in the school because Oyemekun is no longer remain as it was before and I want to use this opportunity to thank the founders of this school, the Akure community, Anglican Communion and the government for deem it fit to established the school.

“For the past few months now, the government has been providing us free shuttle buses for our students and this has reduced the transport fare of our students, they have been coming to school regularly.”

CityMirrorNews reports that activities lined up for the 71st anniversary include, a talent show, a novelty match, commissioning of projects, anniversary lecture, cultural display, Annual General Meeting for the year 2024, and Thanksgiving service.