A Cisco Certified Trainer and Engineer, Mr. Damilola Oyeyemi Kehinde, has donated an ultra-modern computer laboratory to his Alma mater, All Saints Anglican Primary School 1, Owode-Egba, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, of Ogun State.
Kehinde who was a pupil in the school between 1987-1989, said he donated the computer laboratory with the aim of calling the attention of the government to the sorry state of the school.
He said the donation is also in memory of his late father, Chief Hezekiah Olusola Kehinde (JP), who during his lifetime was a renowned educationist, community leader, and also former Vice Principal of Egba Owode Grammar school, Owode-Egba.
Kehinde, represented by Mr. Tunji Akoni, an ICT Consultant, former Ogun State Schoolnet Project Coordinator and Commissioner 1, Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC), emphasized that the project was to enhance the capacity building and empower the pupils in the area of computer science.
“This project is borne out of a very strong belief that education remains the best chance to achieving one’s dream. The majority of students who attend this school come from very humble backgrounds. But they also deserve to get a quality education.
“I am only contributing my own quota to ensuring that the poor students who attend this school get the best of education,” he said
Also, the President of Rotary Club of Abeokuta, Rotarian Kayode Oladipo said quality education is a responsibility of all and sundry, promising that his club as a stakeholder in the project would ensure sustainability and constant monitoring of the project for better value-driven metrics to the pupils.
While commissioning the Project, the Ogun State SUBEB, Chairman, Chief Femi Majekodunmi, who was represented by the Board’s Secretary, Mr. Olalekan Kuye commended the initiative, describing it as a giant stride in the history of donations, even as he enjoined more well-meaning Nigerians and old students to usually give back to their Alma mater.
The Headteacher of the school, Mr. Kayode Fatoki appreciated the donor for his magnanimity and generosity, appealing to other old students of the school to take a cue and give back to their Alma mater.