Founders’ Day: IDGS Old Students Earmark N100m for Projects

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan 

The Old Students of Iseyin District Grammar School (IDGS) have organised a N100 million fundraising campaign to construct the school’s road and redesign its main entrance gate.

The event, which was part of the 60th anniversary of the school, also witnessed the inauguration of the new national executive committee that will pilot the association’s affairs for the next three years.

The chairman of the occasion and alumnus, Senator Gbenga Babalola, charged all alumni of IDGS at home and in diaspora to rededicate themselves to the development of the school’s infrastructure, students and members of staff’s welfare.

He lauded the efforts of Governor Seyi Makinde on his dedication to changing the fortune of the education sector for the better in Oyo. He urged the state government to do more in the physical infrastructure of public schools.

“We are happy to celebrate IDGS at 60 and we have seen wonderful jobs that have been done by every set among the alumni to give the school its present enviable condition. We are rededicating ourselves to serve the school more as it has served us in the past.

“While appreciating the executive governor of Oyo State for his efforts to make education affordable and effective through policies and proper funding, we appeal for more. Like Oliver Twist, we also call on the old and new sets of alumni at home and in the diaspora to continue to support the school. This we shall achieve, God willing,” he said.

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