Oriwu college old students association, OCOSA set 68/72 returned to the school in their senior trend to exhibit affection to its alma mater on the 28th of October 2022.
Marking its 50th anniversary, the alumni, in their laidback pace, took the school administration by surprise in the early hours of the day, merging both the junior and senior units for a memory lane conveyance.
The anniversary, which was attended by established members of the association, based in Nigeria and also in the Diaspora was filled with laughter, old-time discussions and exchanging of courtesies.
It capped with the old set, facilitating a 2-tank water supply project for the school, and also a provision of 10dozens of chairs to be utilised at the school multipurpose hall.
Speaking to the president of the old student association OCOSA 68/72 post-project commissioning, Evangelist Olabisi Osineye told Ikorodu News Network (INN) that the project was executed to ameliorate water challenges in the school, even though a lot has changed after their set.
According to her, the set has been in touch with each other ever since they graduated and it was deemed fit to undertake both the water and chair supply project for the school in a bid to mark its 50th anniversary.
Stating that most of her colleagues are retired and engaging in sole ventures, evangelist Osineye, also a practising nurse cited that she’s been the president of the association for over four years.
She continued, “We procured a borehole and facilitated 2 water tanks for the college because it mostly reminded us of our school days, we never had water. During our time we had to go out of the school premises to fetch water”.
“Only God saved our set from waterborne diseases, that’s why we made it paramount to assist our alma mater with this water project.
“The 10dozens of chairs we presented are meant to cater to guests or students attending programs in the college multipurpose hall”.
Pointing out that both projects are for the students in general to utilise, she added that her set decided to assist the college also to teach the pupils the act of giving back.
Award winning Principal of Oriwu senior model college, Mr Akeem Bello, acknowledging the kind gesture, appreciated the old students association for their efforts, affirming that the school will ensure every item and provision is well conserved and monitored.
From project commissioning, the old students moved to the school hall where they gathered pupils from both junior and senior wings of the college for a pep talk on living a lasting legacy post-educational practices.
It followed up with a special debate session that involved other invited public schools across Ikorodu division.
At the end of the debate contest, Oriwu senior and junior college topped both categories followed by Yewa senior and junior grammar school clinching the 2nd spot, and Ikorodu senior and junior high school settled with the 3rd position respectively.
Winners were presented with brand-new bags and certificates of participation.
Among the old students in attendance was; Mr Munir Yusuf, Alhaji Shakiru Shittu, Alhaji Moshood Ajasa, Alhaji Goriola Mudasiru, Pst Ebunoluwa Oyetola, Prince Olusoji Daudu, Alhaji Adesola Coach, Mr Yunusa Akinsanya, Mrs Ogunloye Elizabeth, Mr Bayo Osineye, Engr. Oseni Abdul-yekini, Chief Bayo Orefuwa and Mrs Oyin Majeogbagbe.
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