Alumni donates furniture to school to boost learning



The Class ’93 of Ewutuntun Grammar School, Mafoluku, Lagos, on Tuesday donated school furniture to the school to create conducive environment for learning.

Dr Edino Idoko, the President, Alumni Association of the school, said, while presenting the furniture, that the old students donated 30 sets of school tables and chairs worth about N300,000 to the school.

Idoko said that it was important for every student to have their individual table and chair to ensure effective learning.

“We left this institution in 1993; as a set, we have donated a lot of items and facilities to the school such as borehole, computer, printer, among others.

“We chose to donate school furniture this time, because of the recent fire incident that destroyed some of the classrooms.

“My set decided to provide school furniture because this school made us to be whom we are today; it imparted knowledge on us and laid the foundation for our future,” he said.

Idoko said that part of the reasons for the set’s effort was to put some burdens off the shoulders of the state government.

The set president also urged the state government to take more proactive steps toward upgrading facilities in public schools.

“Government really needs to start building more schools, renovate old ones and build our youths who are the future leaders of this country.

“The standard of education has really dropped compared to what it was some years ago; public schools are now being neglected, most parents now send their children to private schools,” he said.

In her reactions, Mrs Grace Oderinde, the Principal, Ewutuntun Senior Grammar School, described the donation as a blessing to the school at the moment.

“The state government is doing so much, they cannot do everything alone.

“This is the reason the alumni and other stakeholders need to support the system,” she said.

Oderinde urged the state government to construct a good drainage system to tackle flooding during the rainy season.

“We experience flooding during the rainy season, meaning that a lot of activities will be disrupted; we need help in this direction,” she said.

The school Head-Boy, Philip Akapo, appreciated the old students for the donation.

“You came at the right time, this gesture will bring sharing of tables and chairs to an end,” Akapo said.

He called on other stakeholders and friends of the school to support it to ensure that a conducive learning environment was created for the students.

Edited by Azubuike Okeh/Olagoke Olatoye

13 B/Haram terrorists, 23 family members surrender to troops in Borno -DHQ Malami donates N11m to Kebbi flood victims Jos airport renovation 95 per cent completed – Manager FG mulls policy on zero rating for educational websites Tourism Day: Nigeria to leverage on tourism to boost grassroots devt.- Minister Buhari’s policies yielding fruitful results – Gov Bagudu Ministry to create platform for lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty Oil palm growers commend Buhari, CBN for empowering small holder farmers Nigerians renew call on Multichoice, others on pay as you go tariff NIHOTOUR will work with private sector for sustainable development of tourism -Kangiwa Men like Justice Karibi-Whyte, difficult to find anymore -NBA President Gov. Wike describes late Karibi-Whyte as a super hero, incorruptible jurist Inter hits two late goals to beat Fiorentina 4-3 Beaten Betis coach Pellegrini blames VAR in defeat to Real Madrid COVID-19: Nigeria cases now 58,198 with 49,722 discharged Ministry official advocates regular dog vaccination to end rabies by 2030 COAS inspects ongoing projects in Army Super Camp, Ngamdu School resumption: Expert advocates provision of clean water to check spread of infections Armed Forces College holds memorial service for 1992 Ejigbo plane crash victims Increased tariff: Previous administration created problem in power sector Scores of terrorists killed in massive airstrikes on hideouts in Borno – DHQ Wike promises early completion of 258-bed mother, child hospital in Port Harcourt Yobe IPAC agrees with LG elections postponement Brazil court postpones league game after several COVID-19 positive tests Don charges media on changing maternal health narratives FG hands over Ogoni remediation sites to NOSDRA for scientific analysis Chilean team discover match postponed after 1,500 km trip Buhari condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy, killings of security agents Edo election: We have learnt our lesson — APC Environmental: Kano Govt deploys 1,000 sanitation vanguards Christian women pray over insecurity in Jos Chelsea recover from 3 goals down to draw at West Brom Ondo 2020: No plan to collapse our structure for another party – ZLP Structure NGO tasks youths on self-development, empowers 100 with N200, 000 each FG set to address flooding as HYPPADEC takes off soon Students honour FRSC Oyo State sector commander Governors’ Forum pleads with labour unions to shelve planned strike Gov. Matawalle inaugurates planting of 10,100 trees in Zamfara Ortom condemns attack on Gov. Zulum’s convoy Shelve economic shutdown, Buhari deserves commendation – Group tells labour unions Everton win again after penalty kick controversy at Crystal Palace PRP NWC passes vote of confidence on National Exco Tennis: Second seed Pliskova hoping to be fully fit before opening match World Bank spent N90bn on community projects in 11 years – official Caligiuri leads Augsburg to stunning 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund Manchester United earn dramatic win at Brighton with late penalty kick 100, 000 traders to benefit from “Trader money” in Kwara Pathfinder University confers professorship on Dabin, former Plateau PDP chairman COVID-19: Fayemi sympathises with Ekiti hoteliers, gives palliatives Fistula Foundation treats 37 VVF patients in free surgery campaign in Sokoto