Government College Ikorodu Old Students Association (GCIOSA) of Set 1993 has donated 538 metres of solar-powered lights to their alma mater.
The donation was done as part of the association’s efforts to give back to the school and improve the learning environment for current and future students.
It also was carried out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 93 set students, who graced the school premises in one accord on the 6th of July 2023.
Aimed at giving back, the solar-powered lights, in a collective stance by the 93-Set, will improve security on the school’s campus and provide a safer environment for students and staff.
In a brief handing-over ceremony before the project’s entrusting, the chairman of the 93-Set, Prince Daniel Ekiyoyo, said that the assistance was done to make the school security active and safe for students.
According to him, the project will embellish the school, making it environmentally receptive.
Summarising the undertaking, Prince Daniel explained, “To increase the usage of clean and green energy, We provided Solar street lights from the school gate straight down the Red line, Solar lights on a section of road between assembly hall and hostel (Green line)”.
“Also, we donated Solar lights to the Administrative Block (Blue line), Solar lights for phase 4, 6FT X 4FT Signboard with a map of the school and directions installed by the main gate”.
“Not to forget that we worked out the installation of Reflectors and Painting of Poles”.
“It is one thing to have a Dream, it is another thing to Materialize. Going by the global economic situation, it would have been an impossible task, but for the resilience and determination of our noble 1993 Set, we all resolved that this mission must be attained”.
“Our experience on this project was challenging, but we thank the Almighty God for seeing us through. A humongous thanks to the GCI 93 Set 30 Years Re-Union Steering Committee for the fantastic job done in executing this Project. Kudos once again to the Executives & Members of GCIOSA for the invaluable network of resources made available to us”.
“For the current Students of both Colleges: we encourage you to always have the mind to give back to Society and go on in life”.
“We finished this School 30 years ago, and we want to impact the life of the current Students. Similarly, some other people many years ago had built this School and impacted our lives. Life is a chain, always remember to create paths and opportunities for those coming behind you”.
“Conclusively, I will like to appreciate and thank everyone that has supported us in this journey of landmark service to humanity”.
“You are all amazing! I feel proud of our collective achievement as a team, I feel proud to be reunited with you all, and the memory we shared during this project will form a strong bond for us for now and in the future”
“I will not end this speech without appreciating the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, for prioritising Education, also the efforts of Mrs Anike Adekanye, Tutor-General and Permanent Secretary of Education District 2, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Principals and staffs of GCI” Prince Daniel added.
In a complementary step, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, representing the Lagos East Senatorial District, applauded the 93-Set for their dedication and commitment to repaying her alma mater.
Senator Abiru, who was represented by his media aid, Mr Enitan Olukotun, illustrated that the old students deserve all the praise for their efforts to better the school during a period when things are hard economically.