Igbobi old students give back to alma mater at reunion
It was a sweet reunion and celebration of achievement for Igbobi College Old Boys’ Association (ICOBA), Class of 97, as they converged on the Rev. Angus memorial hall of the college in commemoration of their 20th anniversary.
It also provided an avenue to celebrate their teachers as exceptional and outstanding ones were presented awards for positively influencing and instilling discipline in them.
According to the chairman ICOBA 97 set, Olawale Abiola, they are celebrating 20 years of success, achievements outside the college and the positive impact of mentors in their lives.
The old students, who also used the occasion to formally unveil a new school gate for the college, said they thought it necessary not only to celebrate but also ensure that the well being of the students, teachers and the school facilities is of utmost priority.
Abiola, who also spoke on plans to contribute more to the development of the school, added that the body have taken it upon itself to make the school a point of reference in terms of development and beautiful learning environment.
He said, “As part of key efforts at improving the operations of the Igbobi college old boys’ association, the national executive council has approved the establishment of an ICOBA partnership initiative. The initiative is aimed at encouraging individuals, groups, corporate bodies, sets and branches to contribute, to the development and continuous growth of the association and our alma mater.
“It is also a timely response to many who have sought an opportunity such as this. The ICOBA partnership initiative will be a multi-level annual commitment of a chosen amount made by members with corresponding benefits. The fund raised will be judiciously used to run a more virile secretariat and complete selected college projects initiated by the national executive council in close consultation with set and branch representatives.
The president of ICOBA, Folusho Phillip lauded the 97 set on the donation of a new gate saying the impact of old students in the development of the college cannot be overemphasised.
Outstanding teachers of various subjects in the college were later presented awards by the old students for their steadfastness and dedication to duty as well as the sound moral discipline instilled in them.