Ogun State Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele has called on Oyo State Government to give more support to Queens School, Ibadan, being the premier girls school in the state.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele made this passionate plea when she and other members of the 1981 set donated computers sets and sets of furniture as well as renovated the computer room to their Alma Mata in celebration of their 40th anniversary graduated from the school.
The gesture were part of the set bid to contribute their own quota to the development of education in the country.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele while commissioning the donated items said the gesture became imperative to further boost computer literacy amongst students as well as compliment governments efforts in the education sector.
While thanking the school heads and staff for their cooperation to make the project achievable, she noted that most of them who graduated from the school 40 years ago were doing well in their different fields of endeavors, this she attributed to the sound foundation inculcated in them by their teachers.
“Today, I give deepest honour, respect and regards to all our teachers who moulded us to be what we are today. They took us as little girls and guided us academically and morally. Some have departed, but for those who are still with us, we pray that you will continue to eat the fruit of your labour,” she said
The deputy governor however called on Oyo state government to give more support to the school being the premier girls school in the state.
In his remarks Oyo State Deputy Governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan who was the chief host, thanked the 81 set for remembering their alma mata, saying the state government appreciated their support towards complimenting its giant strides in the education sector.
In her welcome address, the President of the Alumni, Mrs. Adeoti Adejuyigbe, noted that four years ago, the set renovated a block of classrooms and last year, donated books to the school library, charging the school students to be dedicated, focused and determined in order to become successful individuals in life.
Also speaking, the school Principal, Mrs Oyinloye Toyin expressed the school managements and staff gratitude for the unflinching support received from the alumni, calling on other sets to emulate the gesture so as to collectively develop the school.
Highlight of the event was interactions with the students, merriment and inspection of classrooms, dormitory and the school library.