Igbobi College unveils year-long events to celebrate 90th Founders’ Day
The Igbobi College Yaba (ICY) has unveiled activities lined up to commemorate its 90th anniversary. The landmark celebration will be celebrated by all stakeholders, including Igbobi College Old Boys’ Association (ICOBA) across the world.
Chairman, Board of Governors, Mr. Foluso Phillips, said the anniversary is an opportunity for stakeholders to deepen their culture of doing social good to the college.
The President, Igbobi College Old Boys’ Association (ICOBA), Mr. Olumuyiwa Kinoshi, said the event provides an opportunity to take stock of the past and plan for the future.
Kinoshi said the association has invested in the development of the college in terms of infrastructure and upgrading the quality of teaching and learning.
Chairman, Anniversary Planning Committee, Mr. Femi Olubanwo, said the event would create unrivaled conversations and opportunities for stakeholders, who can support the educational upliftment of pupils.
Olubanwo added that the theme: “Producing leaders, yesterday, today and tomorrow, draws on the rich heritage of the college known for producing exceptional leaders.
He listed some of the activities lined up for the event to include fund raising for projects, including apartment-type staff quarters, ultra-modern sports complex and technology hub, on January 29, 2022; holy communion service on February 2, conferment of ICOBA merit awards; cocktails and networking.
“Other programmes include Founders Day service in Europe and Ibadan; annual AGM and fundraising events in the United States, Family Retreat in Europe; Inter-School alumni sports competition; Inter-School Novelty Principals Cup Soccer competition; Gala dinner in Europe and Christmas ball on December 9, 2022.
“In an unprecedented move, a special website has been created for the anniversary to offer stakeholders the opportunity to be part of those doing social good for the college,” Olubanwo added.
Igbobi College was established by the Methodist and Anglican Churches in 1932. It is one of the oldest legacy colleges in Nigeria and has been the alma mater of many well-known Nigerians.