The old students of Oro Grammar School, 1983 set, have donated 1,000 exercise books to the school.
The donation was part of the activities marking the 40th anniversary of their graduation from the college. This was contained in a press statement issued by the secretary of the anniversary Committee, Alh Tunji Ajanaku, at the end of the event held in the school assembly hall on September 30, 2023.
While making the presentation, the chairman of the organising committee, Alh Abdullahi Tunde Nageri assured the Principal, Mrs Janet Adeleke, of their continued support in addressing some of the challenges facing the school.
In her response, Adeleke expressed sincere gratitude for the gesture, noting that it would reduce the financial pressure on the parents of the students as it was timely.
Earlier in his Welcome address, Nageri recalled with nostalgia the role the then principal Deacon O A Abioye, played in shaping the life careers of members of this union as students. He said the lessons learnt under his leadership had prepared them for their life journey. He also commended members of the organising committee for working tirelessly for the success of the event
Abioye, who was the Special Guest of Honour, poured encomiums on the 1983 set and prayed for success in their future endeavours. He used the occasion to remind them of the lessons contained in one of the school songs in those days titled “You’re going to reap, just what you sow”.
Similarly, some of the old teachers in attendance also took turns to pray for career advancement of the union members.
Some of the highlights of the programme included a lecture by Barr Olajide Olawepo, titled “The living experiences: the journey so far”, which upon conclusion, engendered discussions on the subject by old students. This was followed by a cultural display by some current students also present. To draw the curtains on the event, Alh Razak Adekanye, Vice Chairman of the anniversary committee led other members and guests to the cutting of the 40th-anniversary cake.