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ECOBA seeks N500million for college resource centre, others


The Edo College Old Boys Association (ECOBA) is presently shopping for N500 million to build a resource centre for the school.

The President worldwide of the Association, Dr. Reuben Osahon who disclosed this to reporters in Asaba said the N500million estimated resource centre would comprise a conference hall, 20 rooms as well as an indoor sports hall.

Already, Osahon said members, including those in diaspora, class sets and house groups are being mobilised through various branches towards the project.


While commending Pastor Chris Oyakhilome for renovating Akenzua house, Dr. Osahon said the last major renovation of the college, which he said would be 80 years was carried out in 2005 as a result of partnership between ECOBA worldwide and Edo State government.

He however expressed regrets that since then, a lot of the facilities have deteriorated due to lack of regular and adequate maintenance arising from inadequate funding.

For instance, Dr Osahon said part of the school where the HSC block was built have been abandoned due to erosion and appealed to stakeholders to ensure that the situation is addressed particularly during the rainy season.

He noted that a large portion of the school encroached upon by the adjoining communities of Ogiso and Uhumwan-Idunwun would be recovered as law enforcement agencies have been notified.

Dr. Osahon also deplored the increases cases of moral decadence in schools across the country, and called on parents to join hands with critical stakeholders to ensure that the menace is checkmated.

The college, founded in 1937, ranked as one of the best schools in the country.

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