Old students donate N12 million ICT laboratory to school
Old students of Birrel Avenue Senior High School, Lagos have donated an ICT laboratory to the school to mark its 40th anniversary.
The students also recognised old students, principals and teachers, who contributed to the development of the school.
Speaking with The Guardian, Chairman, Central Organising Committee (COC), Birrel at 40, Joseph Omorodion, said: “As part of the celebration, we are donating an ICT laboratory worth N12 million. I am grateful to God that we are alive to witness the celebration. Yet things are hard for everyone, but we believe in giving back to society.”
The 1986 graduate said the laboratory would be one of the best things the students would have because from there they could work virtually and get things done in real-time.
He added: “Birrel is occupying a tiny space where expansion is almost impossible but I just want the school to remain, flourishing and keep producing great students.”
Also, National President, Birrel Avenue Old Students Association, Chuks Nwaije, said: “Celebrating 40 means we have come a long way, so we have done well and we hope that in the nearest future we will do better than where we have.
“We are not only donating a world-class ICT laboratory to the school, but we also gave scholarships to two students of this school.
“I appreciate those that have supported Birrel so, we are calling on other students who God has blessed to join us in training the younger generations. We thank the Lagos State Government for partnering with us in the renovation of the school, though, they made us sad when they encroached into the school premises but we are grateful to the government.”
Expressing her gratitude, the Principal, Dr. Olusola Adenekan, said the old students have given the school a lot of support before this time as they always come around to ask for the school’s needs.
She said: “They have donated a lot and given scholarships to the children, including Musa, who they just gave the scholarship to study at the University of Lagos. I pray God will continue to bless them. It has been nice being a principal at Birrel, I am the luckiest.”