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BASHSOSA set to refurbish school’s ICT centre

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Birrel Avenue Senior High School. Photo/FACEBOOK/BASHSOSA

As part of an effort aimed at improving the nation’s standard of education and commemorating the 40th anniversary of their Alma Mata, members of Birrel Avenue Senior High School Old Students’ Association (BASHSOSA), are set to refurbish the school’s ICT centre.

National President, BASHSOSA, Mr. Chuks Nwaje, during a chat with The Guardian, described the 40th anniversary as a landmark event for the school.

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He said: “We have identified some projects like ICT Centre and we have decided to make it a standard one and well – equipped.

“We have also identified and planned to put the staff room where our teachers relax, in good shape with Air Conditioner and also the Principal office and we also won’t provide an electric generator.

He added that another project that they are proposing to work on is the canteen which still needs refurbishment.

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While stating that the alumni association is doing everything to support the school, he called on the state government to ensure that their proposed projects in the state are approved for execution.

Chairman of the organising committee, Mr. Jospeh Omorodion, said former students of the school were planning a worthy anniversary for the school. “It is a project and product that we are marketing and celebrating. Birrel Avenue Secondary High School is the former secondary school that others and l attended. The school is close to 40 years old and we are in preparation for its anniversary coming up 0 nn September 7”0))” he said.

“We are planning to give a worthy celebration to the school which has produced so many graduates in many spheres of human endeavours.

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“We will kick start the anniversary celebration on September 7 and there will also be other activities on September 8, 9, 10 and 11th. The events would be streamed live based request of our members abroad and others that are across the country but who may not be opportune to attend” He said.

Speaking further, he noted that: “It is also our intention to rebuild our football field because before now, the school used to have a very big compound but the government woke up one morning and brought in more schools and choked us in the middle. We are planning the football pitch because in 2015, the school won the Principal Cup in Lagos State which was sponsored by GTBank and when they asked where we normally trained, they were surprised when we showed them the makeshift field.

The foundation President, Francis Shonubi, observed that the school, which was established by the late former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is still in dire need of more facilities.

The 40th-anniversary logo and banner were also unveiled. Also unveiled were branded shirt, cap, muffler, tag, face mask and wrist band, among other promotional materials which the committee said would be made available for ex-students of the school and other members of the public interested in celebrating the anniversary of the school with them.

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