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Sunday, 30 October 2022

OLD STUDENTS ASSOCIATION METHODIST HIGH SCHOOL, ILESA, OSAMETHSI 1982 SET COMMISSIONS RENOVATED SCHOOL BUILDING TO MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION

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The Old Students Association of Methodist High School, Ilesa, (OSAMETHSI) 1982 set has been commended for partnering with the Osun state government in its determination to transform and reposition the education sector for higher standards.


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The commendation was given by the Osun commissioner for Education, Hon. Folorunso Oladoyin Bamisayemi, the Permanent Secretary,  Osun Ministry of Education, Mr. Adelani Aderinola and the Tutor General, Osun East Education District, Mrs. Aarinola Kikelomo Oladimeji at the handing over of the renovated block of 3 classrooms and 2 offices by the old students, 1982 set's 40th anniversary reunion on Saturday, 29th October, 2022 in the school premises.




Mr. Hezekiah Adedeji, who represented the commissioner while delivering his speech during the commissioning of the renovated facilities in the school, remarked that "the donation of the block of classrooms is a laudable response on old students of schools in the state to partner with Osun government to revitalize education and contribute to building students that will compete favorably with their peers across the globe and become the state builders and global citizens."


The commissioner said the present administration regards education as the driver of the state's sustainable development efforts as the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola is doing all in its power to provide adequate, quality, equitable, functional and affordable education for Osun children.




In her welcome address, the school principal, Pastor Mrs. Ayotunde Adagunodo appreciated the old students for allowing God to use them for the progress and development of their alma mater, adding that before the intervention of the old students, the walls of the buildings were falling off, the building’s corrugated roofing sheets were worn out and some portion blown off, windows and doors had lost their covers, and the concrete floors had given way as she recalled various projects embarked upon by the old students that is giving the school a new look.




Earlier, Architect James Akintola, the National President of OSAMETHSI promised that the old students will continue to support the school in its bid to produce students with high academic standard.







The highlights of the occasion also featured a medical outreach for some of the parents in partnership with Dr. M. O. Odediran and the Divine Benevolence Medical and Missions and recognition of Mr. Sina Agbeluyi, Mr. Suyi Akintokun, Mr. Tunde Ogunrekun and Engr. Dideolu Falobi, with awards.





Speaking to our correspondent after the handing over of renovated building to the school principal a member of the 1982 set, Very Revd. D. I. Fadugba affirmed that the government of the day needs to encourage old students in the day to day running of the public schools. Also, Engr. Dideolu Falobi implored the government to pay more attention to primary school education which he considers as the foundation of individual and national development while Mr. Tunde Ogunrekun emphasized on class teachers motivation as tool for effectiveness in class learning process.


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