Babcock University Schools Hold Maiden Community Guest Day
AS part of what it termed Corporate Social Outreach (CSO), to its immediate communities, the Babcock University Schools, Ogba, Lagos, held its maiden Community Guest Day and Staff Sabbath to create a strong tie with the communities.
The Special Guest of Honour at the occasion, Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Prof Kayode Makinde, described it as a day when the school opens out to people who are members of the community and the neighborhood, to share the good news, the programmes of the school and to impart their communities in a positive way.
He noted that what people know is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), adding that CSO is another means by which organisations can meaningfully contribute their quotas to the development of their communities.
“It is a sort of get-together to intimate and associate with the people and let them know what the school is all about. People would carry rumors based on ignorance when they don’t know what is going on inside. We need to get communities to own the institutions located within their terrain, it is like African concept of community owning a child,” he said.
The don advised all institutions to take a cue from the programme, to build a good relationship between them and their host communities.
According to the Principal, Elder Gabriel Olabode Fashanu, the programme was meant to build social network and also to bring together members of the community and friends of the school to dine together.
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