Abadina College, the premier public secondary school in the University of Ibadan, has been rebuilt by the Alumni Association of the school. This was done in other to create a conducive learning environment for the current generation of students in the school and also to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the school.
The school which has been in deplorable state in recent years have been refurbished significantly by various sets of alumni. Some of the projects that have been revamped include the renovation of a two-storey building; renovation of a block of 8 classrooms; installation of a solar powered borehole; renovation of the restrooms amongst other projects.
In his speech, the President of Abadina College Old Students’ Association (ACOSA), Mr. Chidi Peter Ahaneku said, ‘Abadina College is a school that has produces great citizens of Nigeria and we saw it as an obligation to rebuild the school for the coming generation. We know that there are a lot of schools that needs to be rebuilt by the government but we decided to reconstruct our own school.”
According to him, “We are glad that we are instituting a legacy that can be followed by other alumni bodies across the country. There are other projects in the pipeline too and we hope to be executing it per time till the school becomes a citadel that everyone can really be proud of identifying with. All these efforts is being done in consonance with the motto of the school that reads- learning and service- we have been trained by the school and we need to be of service to the upcoming generation.”
In her response, the current Principal of the Senior School, Mrs. M.A. Osuntogun said, “we are glad that the alumni association has played a vital role in rebuilding our school in other to mark the 40th anniversary of this citadel of learning. They have supported the government in improving the state of education in Oyo State. I will implore the alumni association to still look into the development of other infrastructures that will aid pedagogy in the school.”
The commissioning of the various projects will be a part of the one week celebration which will be rounded off on the 14th of October 2017 with a dinner ceremony to be held within the University of Ibadan.