1989 Set of Osogbo Grammar School pays N710,000 WAEC fees of indigent students in alma mater

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

The 1989 Set of Osogbo Grammar School, Osogbo, Osun State, has given back to their alma mater.

The old students presented a cheque of N710,000 for the payment of the forthcoming West African Examination fees of 20 indigent but brilliant students of the school.

 

The alumni and principals
The alumni and principals

Presenting the cheque at the Osogbo Grammar School Old Library Hall on Thursday, the Chairman of the 1989 Set, Comrade Hammed Owoo, on behalf of other old students within the set, charged the beneficiaries to be more studious and ensure they come out in flying colours in their examination.

He urged them not to believe in the insinuation in certain quarters that ‘education is a scam’, saying that education remains the best means of emancipating oneself and the society.

Warning the students against joining bag gangs, Owoo said, “Don’t see this gesture as a bonanza. It is your hardwork that brought you this far. So, I urge you to be dedicated so that your junior ones will benefit from whatever you become in the future.”

 

The set presenting the cheque to the school management
The set presenting the cheque to the school management

Addressing the beneficiaries further, Owoo states, “I want you to maximise this opportunity. Don’t join bandwagon of those who have given up on Nigeria. Don’t believe in the mantra that education is a scam. You have important roles to play. Put in more efforts and ensure you come out with distinctions.

“Be humble and be kind to your colleagues. Be ready to give to others tomorrow. I congratulate you all.”

While commending the school management and teachers, he urged philanthropists and well meaning individuals to join hands in developing the citadel of learning.

In his remarks, the National President of Osogbo Grammar School Alumni, Prof. Solomon Fadiora thanked the 1989 set for the feat and promised that the alumni would offer university scholarships to students who have distinctions in their external examinations.

 

Group photograph
Alumni, school management and beneficiaries

He charged the beneficiaries to strive to have good results and also called on their parents to ensure that they study hard to be successful in life.

Appreciating the giant strides of the 1989 set, the school Principal I, Mrs F.A. Daodu warned students against malpractice and urged their parents to be more committed to their academic pursuits.

Presentation of the cheque
Presentation of the cheque

Similarly, the beneficiaries and their parents heaped praises on the donors and assured that they would put in their best in their examinations.

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