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Press Release: EKOBA, LASG To Develop Master Plan For EBHS Redevelopment

The Eko Boys’ High School (EBHS) Old Boys Association (EKOBA) and the Lagos State Government have resolved to jointly develop a new master plan for the redevelopment of the school site at Mushin.

This indication was given at the turning of the first sod for the building of an ultra-modern hall at the school, performed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo recently.

The Commissioner commended the commitment of EKOBA to supporting the State Government in providing a conducive atmosphere for learning in Eko Boys High School especially for the efforts at refurbishing the Toilet Facility, providing additional security, educational materials and sporting equipment to the school.

Mrs. Adefisayo described the School Hall project as a significant one that will impact learning in EBHS positively by providing a conducive atmosphere for group activities, devoid of weather constraints.

According to her, the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu is committed to building schools of the future, public schools that are driven by cutting-edge technology that can compete favourably with the best schools anywhere in the world.

This commitment she reiterated includes improving infrastructural and curriculum development of existing public schools in Lagos State, stressing that her Ministry and the Government are open to collaborating with Stakeholders, including old students’ associations in that respect.

She pledged the continued cooperation of her Ministry to EKOBA in its aspiration of ensuring that Eko Boys’ High School return to its old glory of being one of the top secondary schools in Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, the President of EKOBA, Mr. Kayode Elliot expressed the Association’s appreciation to the Commissioner for her Ministry’s drive in promoting functional education and infrastructural renewal in public schools in the State.

The EKOBA President acknowledged the drive of the EKOBA North America branch (EKOBANA) in leading the fund raising for the development of the ultra-modern school hall in addition to other laudable initiatives by the service club and others.

Represented by the first National Vice President, Ekorian Adesola Babatunde, the EKOBA President thanked the Lagos State Government for its cooperation with the Association and disclosed that efforts are ongoing to reconstruct the two entrances to the school to a befitting status as well as ensure a total infrastructural renewal at the Musin site in collaboration with the State Government.

He also expressed appreciation to all EKOBA service Clubs in Nigeria and the diaspora for the support for EBHS and called for all hands to be on deck in returning the school to its former enviable status.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Chairman of the EKOBA Board of Trustees, Engr. Adeniji Raji represented by Ekorian Theo Ola Ayeni alluded to the great contributions of Eko Boys’ High School in producing illustrious Nigerians that have contributed significantly to National development. Some of them according to him include, Late Oba Adeyinka Oyekan of Lagos, General Adeyinka Adebayo, Justice Muri Okunola, Senator Olusola Saraki and Chief Idowu Sofola amongst many others.

In his own contribution, Dr. Kola Ibirogba, a member of the Board of Trustees requested the Lagos State Government to confer EBHS and a few other schools in the state with a special heritage status like the Ivy League Schools in view of the significance of the school and its contributions as the first private, non-denominational secondary school in Lagos State and Nigeria founded in January 1913 by the late Reverend William Benjamin Euba.

The President of EKOBANA, Prof. Jide Okunnubi expressed appreciation to the Commissioner and Staff of the Education Ministry for the ejection of illegal occupants at the site for the construction of the ultra-modern hall as well as fast tracking the process for necessary approvals for the project.

He reiterated the commitment of EKOBANA to working with other service clubs and the EKOBA National Executives to support the Government in the total infrastructural renewal of Eko Boys’ High School, Mushin.

In his own contribution, EKOBA 2nd National Vice President, Engr, Tito Nurudeen assured the Commissioner of the speedy completion of the School Hall project and expressed the hope that Governor Babajide Sanwoolu and his team would join Ekorians in celebrating the 110th EBHS Founder’s Day Service inside it on January 13, 2023.

 

e-signed
Ekorian Temitope Oluwabiyi
EKOBA Publicity Secretary

(L-R0 Member EBHS BOT, Ekorian Barr. Theo Ola-Ayeni, LASG Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo, EKOBA 1st VP, Ekorian Babatunde Adesola, EBHS BOT Member Ekorian Dr. Kola Ibirogba

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