Alumni offer scholarships to students, renovate, donate to alma mater
Ebenezer Comprehensive High School Old Students Association (ECHSOSA), Ijaye Ojokoro, Lagos State, recently celebrated their 50 years anniversary, which provided an opportunity to give back to their alma mater.
The old students, who during the week gave writing materials to students, had earlier awarded scholarships to some brilliant students.
ECHSOSA President, Michael Makinde, appreciated God and members for the opportunity to renovate the school’s administrative block and library, just as he promised to revive the old boarding arrangement in the school.
Makinde told journalists that the golden jubilee of the school was an opportunity for a great reunion after so many years.
“There are some that we haven’t seen for over 40 years. Today marks an opportunity for us to see again and rejoice with each other and see how we can move our alma mater on. It is an opportunity to discuss things that concern us and our school generally,” he said.
While highlighting some of their achievements, Makinde said: “We refurbished the library and science laboratory and working on converting the library to e-library. Also, we have just rebuilt offices of the principal and vice-principal.”
On how they have impacted students, Makinde said the association gave out scholarships to some deserving students.
Deputy National President of ECHSOSA, Oladipupo Ajose, said whatever they are today is because of the foundation they had in the school.
An alumnus of the school, Alhaji Mansur Aramide, appreciated the support of members for their financial and moral supports towards the development of the school.
The Chairman, Board of Governors, Chief Abel Fagbamigbe, recalled the challenges and sacrifices made by the directors to make the school one of the best.
Ms Faseun, who spoke on behalf of the founder, said: “Our father, Chief J.M.O Faseun, was a great entrepreneur and philanthropist, who was passionate about education.