They are: Methodist Girls’ High School, Yaba; St. Gregory’s College, Obalende; Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School, Yaba; CMS Grammar School, Bariga, and Baptist Academy, Obanikoro.
During the meeting championed by the Baptist Academy Old Students’ Association (BAOSA) in commemoration of their alma mater’s 164th Founder’s Day, the alumni leaders shared information on how they were improving their schools.
Speaking on the theme: “Alumni association as driver of social responsibility among its audiences”, BAOSA President, Mr Lanre Idowu, said plans were in place to improve the school’s infrastructure, as well as build a tennis court to promote sports.
“We noticed that things are not exactly the way they were when we were in school; we should do something about it. Also, we are planning to build a tennis court to promote sports.
He added: “There is nothing wrong with having a joint debate for the students of the various schools, organising sport competition, and anything that can add value to the students’ education.”
Methodist Girls’ High School Old Girls Association President, Mrs Yomi Afolabi, said the old girls support the school in various ways, including regular interaction with the students.
“We have back-to-school projects. Every five years, we go back to school in our school uniforms because that is the way of identifying with the children.We encourage them and we also give scholarships,” she said.
Also, Old Grammarians Society (OGS) President, Mr Olu Vincent, said old students could do a lot to support their alma mater.
“There are so many things the alumni can do. They can work with the school management; work on the curriculum; so we must find a way, whereby all alumni can come together,” hesaid.
On mentoring, Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls’ Secondary School Old Girls Association President, Mrs Oyinkan Cole, said there was the need to support the young girls.
She said: “We are planning to have a trade fair on November 17. Vocational centres will be added to train the girls because in Nigeria, you have to think out of the box.”
She urged the pupils to be business-oriented, urging them to learn various crafts.
“You need to be more positive and not believe that once you leave the school, you are going to be employed by an organisation.You might end up depending on the craft you learnt,” she said.
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