The Old Students Association of Olivet Baptist High School Oyo, 1988- 1993 set, at the weekend unveiled a renovated block of classrooms as part of the celebration of its 25th year graduation anniversary.
It also inaugurated new executive members at the event held inside the Jubilee Hall of the school.
The project was commissioned by the National President of Old Students Association of the school, Mr Gbolahan Labinjo who appreciated the set for giving back to their alma mater. While commending their spirit of togetherness, he urged them to also tell the current students their success stories in order to motivate them.
On how the project was chosen, Labinjo explained that there is a general secretariat where the Public Relations Officers and General Secretaries get the list of projects requested by the school. He added that the association as a whole is currently embarking on the building of a new multi-purpose hall costing N65 million. According to him, each set will contribute a sum of N1 million for the project.
The Senior School principal, Mrs O. A Arowolo, represented by the Junor School principal, Mrs Dosumu Olubukola, stated that the school will show appreciation for the renovated classrooms by making sure that the students understand the need to maintain them. He said parents will pay for any act of vandalism carried out by their wards.
The newly inaugurated exco are as follows: Chairman, Akindele Akintunde; Secretary, Olagunju Abiodun; Public Relations Officer 1, Afolabi Bukola; Financial Secretary, Oyewale Sunday; Treasurer Aderibigbe Kunle; Social Secretary, Adekanbi Yinka; Welfare Secretary, Bukola Esho.
Mr Oluremi Amusan, CEO of Petrus Paints, was inaugurated as a honorary member. Mr Amusan is not an old student of the school but being a friend of the set, he was part of the renovation project.
The immediate past chairman of the set, Nurudeen Olaitan Yusuf, appreciated his group for cooperating with him all through his tenure. He said every member of the set, at home and in diaspora, contributed to the success of the project.
The new welfare Secretary, Bukola Esho told Newspeakonline that the set started an empowerment programme two years ago to help those who were not financially stable in the group. According to him, the first was in 2016, when they found out that a few members were having some difficulties.
Esho said members were being encouraged to come up with ideas that would help to empower others.