By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Old Students’ Association of African Church Grammar School in the United State of America and Canada have donated a 15KW solar power system to their alma mater, as part of efforts to contribute to the progress of the school, as well as ease teaching and learning activities.
The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, who applauded the initiative during the commissioning of the project, described the Association as partners in progress in the revitalisation of education in the State.
Prof. Arigbabu who highlighted some of the giant strides of Governor Dapo Abiodun in the sector, promised that education would always be the priority of the present administration, assuring that the government would not rest on its oars.
“It is always impressive to see Old Students giving back to their alma mater, who have been supporting and complementing government’s effort. We commend you for this wonderful initiative and the government is not taking it for granted, we will always reciprocate your gesture by doing more in the education sector”, Arigbabu said.
In his remarks, the Principal of the school, Pastor Olusola Elegbede, while appreciating the State government for its laudable policies and programmes in the education sector, said the project would further prepare students for 21st century challenge, enjoining them to ensure adequate maintenance of the system.
In his presentation, the National Vice President of the Association, Mr. Bayo Ogundimu, said the old students would not relent in supporting the school, encouraging the students to make good use of the facilities, as it would spur the donors to do more.
Speaking on behalf of the donors, the Secretary of the Old Students in the diaspora, Mrs. Deyo Olorunsola, said the initiative was to provide sustainable power supply to help students leverage on technology to pursue their aspirations.
She expressed delight in helping current and future students, to prepare for the 21st century education, which would be impossible without constant power supply.