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Principal commends old boys for supporting alma mater



Edo College Old Boys Association (ECOBA) Lagos, branch has been commended for its continued support of the school’s annual prize giving day. Principal of the school, Mr. Raphael Omoruyi, gave the commendation at the 3rd Annual graduation and Award of Excellence
Ceremony held in Benin City.

He said the support from parents; old boys and government departments and agencies were key to achieving effectiveness in all school learning
programme, adding that education as a tool for National Development is an expensive venture that prompted the Federal Government to recognise and solicit participation of private initiatives as stated in the National Policy of Education.

“The Scale of private intervention in public schools’ facilities and manpower development is however of different dimensions, ranging from community, non-government agencies (NGO), individuals, parents to old boys and girls. Some of these involvements date back to the origin of this institution,” he noted.


The principal disclosed that a Toyota Hiace Bus, and two classroom buildings and a hostel are currently in use courtesy of ECOBA, Lagos branch and British Nigeria Education Trust Fund respectively.

“Gratitude goes to ECOBA Lagos branch for their continuous support for this programme, and we also appreciate other donors. Heralding these activities that culminated in the launch of the new college hall is the personality of Dr. Reuben Osahon, the National President of Edo College Old Boys Association. His resolve, determination and passion fostered the concerned efforts of all old boys in the adoption and commencement of various projects that would ultimately improve students’ welfare.”

The Senator David Dafinone award for excellence in Mathematics for Senior Secondary School (SSS) for the 2017/2018 session, was presented to the overall best SS3 student in mathematics, Ikeguome Emmanuel. He also got the prize for overall best in English Language donated by Sir Sunday Airrue Uaboi.

The overall best in mathematics for SS2 award donated by Engr. Amen Aguele went to Efosa Iloware Eghenayamose, and Osa-Afe Omoruyi got the mathematics JSS2 overall best award donated by Engineer Godwin Ize-Iyamu, as well as the overall best in English Language donated by Mrs. Onokhawe Alegeh.

Other awardees are: Ogunbor Uyi Timothy, who got the Economics and Accounts Awards for SS3 donated by Senator David Dafinone foundation;
Egbon Eseosa Joshua (SS3), got the physics award donated by Mr. Edward. E. Iyamu, Bello Ozivuyi, Fine Art (SS3) donated by Michael I. Omo-Osagie, Oboh N.E. Quincy, Agric Science (SS3) award donated by Osazenaya Osarenkhoe and Omoarebun O. Abraham, Biology (SS3) award donated by Madam Ofure Akpata; Iyase Eghosa, Drama (SS2) donated by Avm Joe Ehigie (Rtd); Aghayere Desmond, Biology SS3 award donated by Ms. Hilda Gregory (Aka Edede Edo College); Odumor Mamuzo Favour, Geography SS3 award donated by Omaha Endowment foundation; Mr. Aghedo, Geography best teacher donated by Omaha Endowment Foundation; Edosomwan Israel, JS2, best athlete, donated by B. Guobadia; Suleiman Braimoh (SS3) Best Sports person; JS 1C, French best Class donated by Amb. Vincent Okobi and Imafidon Stephen Osamagbe, best French student, donated by ECOBA Lagos branch.

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