FGC Ogbomoso alumni hold reunion, renovate school laboratory
As part of the activities lined up to commemorate the silver jubilee of their reunion, of old students of the Federal Government College, Ogbomoso (1994 set), have inaugurated an ultra-modern biology laboratory for their alma mater.
Speaking at the event last Thursday, the coordinator of the 1994 set, Mr Dotun Oke, said the project was a way of giving back to the school, noting that government alone cannot do everything for the school.
“It is important to note that the Federal Government alone cannot totally provide for the school; and while we thought of how to give back to the school that raised us, the issue of the biology laboratory came up.
“We realised that other laboratories in the school have had the touches of the Federal Government, but the biology laboratory which serves as the bedrock of all science subjects in the school was neglected. That was what triggered our interest in renovating it to a world-class laboratory that we are inaugurating today,” Oke said.
A royal father and chairman of the occasion, the Aale of Okeelerin, Ogbomoso, Oba Samuel Babatunde Oyebamiji, expressed his delight at the feat achieved by the set, saying the gesture was worthy of emulation.
He said, “I’m indeed delighted to be present at the inauguration of this world-class laboratory, and I know the project will spur the interest of the students in learning.”
He charged other alumni sets of the school to emulate the giant stride achieved by the 1994 set.
The principal of the school, Mr Joseph Ajagbe, also expressed his delight at the timeliness of the project during his tenure as the principal and thanked 1994 set for their benevolence.
The school’s assistant director of education, who doubles as the biology teacher in the school, Mrs V. O. Taiwo, recalled the despicable state of the laboratory before the intervention of the 1994 set.
She described the successful completion of the laboratory project as an unprecedented miracle she had ever witnessed in the school.
The senior girl of the 1994 set, who was also the chairperson of the silver jubilee anniversary committee, Bunmi Ajagbe, appreciated her colleagues for their commitment and relentless efforts over the years in helping the school with various projects.