Monday, 6 April 2009

Amoye …golden in age

Former Governor of Ondo State, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua and some old students cut the anniversary cake

AT 50, Amoye Grammar School, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State has given Nigeria a fair share of its illustrious citizens, including Profs. Niyi Osundare and Dele Olowokudejo; Wole Olanipekun (SAN); the permanent secretary Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Goke Adegoroye; former MD of ETB, Mr. Femi Ekundayo; Justice Boye Akintola, and others.
Recently, the old students gathered to celebrate the golden anniversary and to share experiences.
For two days, they took stock of progress and challenges facing the school and offered solutions to them.
The event started with lectures delivered by Professor Osundare and Dr. Jide Ayanibiowo. In his lecture, Osundare spoke on the need for government to prioritise education as a stepping-stone to sustainable development.
While reminding of the school’s culture of excellence, and the dedication of the teachers, Osundare recalled how the school impacted on him to rise to greatness.
The second day saw the launch of a N150 million fund for the development of the school.
Olanipekun, who donated an Internet Computer Centre to the school, revealed that he was called ‘Sharp Corner’ then because of his athletics skill, especially, how he outsmarts other contestants on the track.
Dr. Adegoroye commended the past teachers for their dedication to their duty and called on the present ones to emulate them.

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