Methodist old students shop for N250m development fund
To restore the lost glory of the school, old students of Methodist High School, Ibadan, are currently shopping for N250m for renovation of old buildings and construction of new facilities.
National President of the association, Dr Lekan Abioye, while addressing journalists on the forthcoming reunion of members scheduled for December 8 and 9, at Lead City Hall, Lead City University, Ibadan, said apart from revisiting the boarding system by renovating existing structures, they also want to build and equip a science laboratory for the students.
Abioye said the event is aimed at bringing back every old boy under one umbrella, with a view to fashion out how to give back to their alma mater.
He said the first day of the reunion would feature workshops and training, aimed at empowering old boys.
“There will also be interactive sessions with some resource persons across varying disciplines- business, importation, real estate, buying and selling, among others, to empower members.”
He said the funds realised would be used to purchase a school van to convey students, build and equip a standard science laboratory, a state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities for various sporting games; and complete the abandoned event hall as part of efforts to generate revenue for the school.
Abioye, whose three-year second term would end in February 2024, expressed concern over the nation’s deplorable education standard and the resolve of his team to make an impact.
He explained that the mega reunion initiative is part of his administration’s desire to leave behind a very solid legacy upon which the incoming and subsequent administrations can consolidate.
On the return of mission schools to original owners, Abioye said the association is in support and expressed confidence that government will listen to their appeal in due time, considering the planned infrastructural development and other projects listed for implementation in the school.
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