40th anniversary: Bishop Howells Grammar School to honour Jakande, Tinubu, 40 others

THE management of Bishop Howells Memorial Grammar School, Lagos, has concluded plans to honour two former governors of Lagos State, Chief Lateef Jakande and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as part of the school’s 40th Founder’s Day celebrations.

The school, which alongside Ajayi Crowther Grammar School, CMS Girls’ Grammar School and St. Luke’s Grammar School, emerged from the prestigious CMS Grammar School on October 3, 1980, will also honour 40 eminent personalities whose works have impacted the school over the years.

The chairman, board of governors of the school, Oluseyi Ogungbe, stated this at a press conference held to unveil the 40th anniversary celebration logo and activities.

Ogungbe said the weeklong programme which begins on September 28 will also feature a webinar, a commemorative gallery exhibition, inter-school quiz competition, the planting of 40 commemorative trees, the inauguration of infrastructural projects, the conferment of awards and the anniversary thanksgiving.

Ogungbe said, “The school has become a veritable assessment index and proud reference point for sound and round educational impartation not just within its immediate sphere of influence but across a wider latitude.”

He added that a special posthumous award would be conferred on the school patron, Rt. Revd. Adelakun Williamson Howells.

The principal, Ven. Tunde Oduwole, noted that the school would honour Jakande because the school was founded during his administration as the first civilian governor of Lagos State, while Tinubu is being honoured because his administration carefully conceived the return of schools to their original owners.

 

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