Macjob Grammar School Alumni Begs Ogun Govt To Post More Maths, Physics, Chemistry Teachers
...Donates Capital Projects To School
The Old Students' Association of Macjob Grammar School, Abeokuta, one of the famous public secondary schools in Ogun State has appealed to government to post more teachers to teach Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics subjects in the school
National President of the association, Mr. Emmanuel Adeleke made the plea on Wednesday during the commissioning of a block of Science Laboratories, Sick Bay and donation of Customized Wheelchairs to the Ogun State Wheelchairs Para Powerlifting Association for the use of the athletes as initiated by the 1985 set with the support of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' Charities.
The old Students' Association commending Prince Dapo Abiodun administration's commitment to upgrading of facilities in public schools in the state, added that posting of additional teachers in these basic science subjects would compliment the existing ones and create a more conducive environment for both teaching and learning.
"At this point, it is important to note that those various collaborations of the Old Students and other stakeholders is engendered by the positive contributions and visible commitment of the Prince Dapo Abiodun’s Administartion to the development of all sectors of the economy of Ogun State. For example, in the area of Education, as one of the pillars of ISEYA Development Agenda of the Building our Future Together, the Yellow Roof project stands out as part of the infrastructure development programme amongst others. Therefore, with our efforts to upgrade the infrastructure of our Alma Mater, we, humbly and graciously appeal, that more Science teachers (Physics and Chemistry) and Mathematics teachers should be posted to this school to compliment the available ones", the association pleaded
The President of the association listed various projects executed with the charity unit of the Church of Jesus Christ to make learning environment more conducive for their Alma-Mata to include construction of a block of toilet facility, rehabilitation of school hall, sinking of bore hole for the school
"Wish to inform you that the Charity unit of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints has been a friend of our Alma Mater in view of the various projects that they have previously undertaken in the school. They have earlier constructed a block of toilet facility, rehabilitated our School Hall and also sunk a bore hole for the School. It is, however, important to state that our school is blessed to have the Programme Manager of the Latter Days Charities, Mr. Charles Adebayo, as an old student of the school",
He revealed that Charles Adebayo who is a member of the association has used his connection as Programme Manager of the Church to facilitate several capital projects including the new ones just inaugurated
"Adebayo has been helpful in facilitating many of these projects to the school. The rehabilitation of the block of the Science Laboratory and the Sick Bay is the newest of such projects and to the Glory of Almighty God, we are here today for the commissioning of the projects', he lauded
May I just mention that, just as Mr. Adebayo and the Latter Day Saints Charities have been a source of blessing to our school, there are several other old students of this school who have been extending hands of benevolence to the school. One of such old students is Elder Daniel Adeshina King based in Minnesota in United States of America. When the rehabilitation of the Chemistry laboratory was completed and it required construction of tiles, Elder Adeshina King heard about our call to the old students and he promptly provided the resources for the construction of the tiles and painting of the wall fence behind the Laboratory building. His assistance was timely and we thank God for him.
We have also had other assistance for the school coming from other old students. Some of such assistance are as follows: Construction of modern Toilet facility for the Junior School by the 1997 Set. Provision of Water Storage Tanks with a concrete Scaffolding by the 1988 Set.Sinking of a Borehole for the Junior School by the 1973 Set.Donation of (10) Desk Top Computer Sets and study materials by the same1972 Set.Donation of two (2) Giant Public Address Systems and modern Drum Set by the 1984 Set.Donation of (2) Giant Electricity Generators by the 1971 SetDonation of Plastic Chairs for the School Hall by the 1986 Set.Renovation of Staff room and Bursar's office by the1987 Set.Provision of befitting Furniture for the Staff room by the 1991 Set.Provision of Solar powered floodlights by the 1998 Set.Donation of Text books, Exercise books and other study materials by1993 Set.Construction of New Goal Post for the School's Sports Field by the 1998 Set.Payment of WAEC fees of indigent students by the Old Students", he further disclosed
Adeleke stated that the provision of these infrastructure would assist the Students in laying a very solid academic foundation for them to succeed in the future
"The various assistance from the Old Students enumerated above and those of the Latter Days Saints Charities that are to be commissioned today are to help the current students in the School and those that will come later in life to this school to have better infrastructure to assist them in their studies. This, we believe, will help them to have sound academic foundation that would propel them to become successful individuals in the future and of course influential old students of the school", he submitted on behalf of the association
The State Government however lauded the joint effort of the Macjob Grammar School Abeokuta Old Students Association and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day Saints Latter -Day Saints Charities for supporting the school with provision of well equipped Science Laboratories and Sick Bay
The Deputy Governor, Engr.Noimot Salako-Oyedele who commended the Old Students'Association and the charity unit of the church, later commissioned the projects including the school's Science Laboratories, Sick Bay with number of rooms and toilet facilities and presenting customized Wheelchairs to the State Para-Powerlifting Association for the use of athletes
Salako-Oyedele represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Boundaries Matters, Mrs Bukola Ahmed was full of praises for the projects executed , noting similar projects initiated and completed by the church in other public schools in the state, to create conducive learning environment for the students
She urged other old students associations to emulate the gesture by complimenting the efforts of the State Government in the provision of the needed infrastructure in their Alma-Mata
Also speaking,the Principal of the senior school, Mrs Olufunke Osinaike showered encomium on the old Students'Association for commitment of its members to the development of their Alma-Mata
She equally noted the outstanding contributions of the charity unit of The Church of Jesus Christ in terms of provision of the required facilities in the school to compliment the efforts of the government
"'It gladdens my heart this morning to inform our august visitors that the old students of Macjob Grammar School have been up and doing as regards the progress of their Alma-mater and The Latter Day Charities. This charity organization played a tremedious role as regards the renovation of the block of the science laboratories and the sick-bay. Today’s commissioning is made possible through the efforts of old students in collaboration with Later Day Saint Charities to renovate the two projects that are being commissioned today. We pray God will continue to replenish your pockets as you partner more and more with the state government to promote education in our dear state.", She stated
Similarly the Programme Manager of the projects,.Mr. Charles Adebayo stressed the importance of giving back to the society and creating a more conducive environment for the students to learn and succeed in their academic pursuits as the major reason for supporting the completion of the various projects
Chairman of the Ogun State Para Powerlifting Association, Deacon Gbolahan Eweje appreciated the Old Students'Association and the church charity unit for the donation of the customized wheelchairs to his athletes
He added that the donation would spur the athletes to excel at the forthcoming 2024 National Sports Festivals to be hosted in the state and other major national competitions