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Saturday, 23 January 2021

Media Tour and Presentation of Projects Executed by Old Students of Ilesa Methodist High School




The old students of Methodist High School Ilesa, a school established in 1956, have not lost touch with their alma mater rather they are looking for ways to give back to their former school.


Kakakioodua Online Media correspondent was one of the media houses that took a media tour led by the National President of the Old Students Association, Engr. Dideolu Falobi on Saturday 23rd January, 2021, who noted that the school had survived the years of negligence. 


Before the intervention of the old students, the walls of the buildings were weather-beaten and falling off. Some of the buildings’ corrugated roofing sheets were worn out and leaking, windows and doors had lost their covers, and inside some classrooms, the concrete floors had given way with pot-holes here and there.


Consequently, the Old Students resolved to set their signature projects based on years of entering the school and this turned to a sort of competition between the sets. 






Engr. Falobi leading the old students present to take journalists on a walk round the school disclosed that the 1973 set renovated the staff room, the 1974 set renovated and equipped the Physics laboratory, the 1976 set provided 300 graduation gowns and recently distributed 1000 school uniforms free of charge to all the students. The 1977 set constructed a standard size basketball court, the 1978 set renovated and equipped the Chemistry laboratory, the 1981 set embarked on the construction and equipping an E-library project,  1989 set renovated and converted the old dinning hall to a full multi purpose hall, the 1984 set took up the renovation of a block of classrooms while the 1985 set also renovated a block of classrooms and provided modern chairs and tables.




Other projects are: upgrade and modernization of Home Economics Laboratory, reactivation of water supply system, renovation of Principal's office and construction of car park.


Some old students also single handedly took up projects like donation of computers. Mr. Biola Familusi took up a building, Mr. Gboyega Fatimilehin also single handedly renovated a block of classrooms and Mr. Peter Ojo is putting up a laboratory for Astronomy study.


The highpoint of the media tour was the handing over of the key of a newly renovated large capacity assembly hall that can also serve as an event centre to Pastor (Mrs) Ayo Adagunodo, the Principal of the school.


Prominent old students that participated at the media tour included Professor Yemi Kayode-Adedeji, Chairman Board of Trustees, Elder Bode Dada aka Baba OSAMETHSI, member Board of Trustees and Arc. Gbenga Akintola, Chairman Hall Completion Committee.


Engr. Dideolu Falobi disclosed that the success was made possible by the collective will and burning desire of the old students in Nigeria and in the diaspora to give back to the school that had given them so much while Prof. Kayode Adedeji reiterated that the best the alumni members could do to reciprocate the opportunities the institution had afforded them is to provide condusive learning environment for their juniors. 


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