…As college celebrates anniversary
…Class of 81 endows Loyola College Ibadan students
…As school celebrates 63rd anniversary
THUR, AUGUST 3 2017-theG&BJournal-As the Loyola College Ibadan celebrates its 63rd-anniversary, ex-students of the College, 1976- 1981 set, have stepped in to motivate and encourage excellence among the current students of the college, giving out prizes and words of advice to the boys.
While paying a visit to the school on the valedictory events to end the academic session , the 76/81 Old Boys, as they are called, presented prizes in the form of books and cash to each of the best students with leadership skills in each class of the Junior and Senior Secondary School (Loyola College Senior Secondary School) .
The delegation to the events was led by the President of the 76/81 Set, Mr Babajide Ogundana and General Secretary, Mr Oluwole Esan.
The recipients of the prizes included Yisau Yomi (SS1), Olaniyan Ifeoluwa (SS2), and Okpala Christian (SS3). At the Junior School, the following were beneficiaries JSS1, Oyedokun Bolaji; JSS2, Olatoye Segun; JSS3, Sijuade Jubril; SS1, Yisau Yomi SS2, Olaniyan Ifeoluwa; SS3, Okpala Christian.
In the short address to the students, Mr. Ogundana, stated that Secondary School Leaving Certificate is the basic educational qualification needed to attain the highest office in Nigeria, which is the office of the President.
He, therefore, admonished the students to go ahead in life to add to their secondary school qualifications and imbibe other virtues, especially good reputation, as stipulated in the Constitution.
“We encourage you to work hard and go further in your education. Even if you cannot go further for any reason, your secondary school certificate already qualifies you to be the number citizen in the country. Therefore, just go ahead and be the “best in every way”, as the motto of our school states”, Ogundana counselled.
He also urged them to always remember the College crest inscription – “Veritas”, which means “truth” in Latin, and thereby always seek the truth in all the things they do.
In his response, the Principal of the school, Mr O. A. Adejare thanked members of the 76/81 set for devoting their time and resources in remembering the College. He remarked that the cash prize is the highest ever, and expressed the appreciation of the students, especially the recipients.
The Old Boys also paid a courtesy call on the first indigenous Principal of the College – Venerable Godwin .B. Daramola. He was pleasantly surprised to receive the representatives of the 76/81 set, who in return expressed their delight in seeing him healthy, graceful and active, even in at over 80 years of age. Venerable Daramola prayed for his visitors and all the other members of the 76/81 set.
Meanwhile, the National Association of the Loyola College Ibadan Old Boys Association has put plans in place to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the school, beginning from Friday, August 4th, 2017. The series of events will include a cocktail party, dinner and thanksgiving service, all in the school premises
Loyola College Ibadan is a boys-only secondary school on Old Ife Road Ibadan, founded by the Catholic Church in 1954 to provide the best of secondary education in the atmosphere of discipline and excellence.