The former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, and the Alake of Egba land have called for more cooperation between the Government and Alumni of Schools in order to sustain meaningful growth and development in education.
Both former President and the Alake made the call during “The Presidential Endowment Dinner and Launching of One Billion Development Fund,” put together by the Baptist boys high school, Abeokuta Old Boys Association, which held at the Auditorium of Banquet Hall of Conference Hotel, Abeokuta.
In his Chairman speech at the occasion, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, also an alumnus of the 98year old school, said that, the Government as the original owners of public schools, must strive to work hand in hand with the old students associations to collectively restore the lost glory of the institutions.
Chief Obasanjo pointed out that this would ensure that future generations of students also follow suit for the continued development of their alma maters.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo enjoined other schools to emulate what Baptist Boys High School Old Boys Association was doing and form a formidable squad in giving proper attention to education.
He commended the Association for building the future Leaders together through infrastructural change and argued that education was the best legacy for the youth.
Also speaking at the occasion, The chairman board of trustees Baptist boys high school old boys association, Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, said government alone could not do it.
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, therefore, called on old students to always strive to give back to their alma maters by syncretizing with the government.
The national president, Baptist Boys High School Old Boys Association, Professor Kayode Oyesiku, while speaking on the journey so far said it had been 98 solid years since BBHS had been impacting on the Nigerian society, stressing that the vigorous developments ongoing in the school were geared towards a historic centennial celebration, coming up in two years time.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun was represented by the commissioner for education science and technology professor Abayomi Arigbabu, who disclosed that Ogun State Government had put in.place an enduring education system that make the State sustain it claim as the Education Capital of. Nigeria.
The chief launcher, Sir Kesington Adebutu, led other dignitaries to donate handsomely for the infrastructural turn around of BBHS.
Sir Kensington Adebutu, who was represented by Aare Kola Oyefeso, and Oladipupo Adebutu, the Lika Aje of Egbaland, jointly donated #40 million.
They were many good donations among which were by a Sports Entrepreneur and former Ogun State Commissioner for Sports, Chief Bukola Olopade, an alumnus, also known as “Ozogula” in football playing days at the BBHS.
Bukola Olopade “Ozogula” gave #10 million to the fund, saying that Sporting at the BBHS, was where he cut his teeth for his sporting business.