By Adesola Ikulajolu
The Old Students Association of Mount Camel Girls Secondary School, Ikare Akoko, Ondo State, has donated a multi-million-naira modern library complex to the school.
The library complex was funded by Yeye Aare Modupe Babalola, wife of the founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti.
Inaugurating the complex on Thursday, Ondo State Commissioner for Education, Mr. Femi Agagu, thanked the donor on behalf of the Ondo State Government for complementing government’s efforts at improving the education sector in the state.
Agagu, who was represented by the Director of Schools in the State, Mr. Fola Dara, added that the state government had renovated over 700 primary schools in the state, adding that plans were being concluded to distribute educational resource materials to all secondary schools across the state.
Earlier in her welcome address, the National President of the Association, Prof. (Mrs.) Nireti Duyilemi had appreciated Yeye Aare Babalola for the donation of this laudable project. “We are very grateful and pray that God will continue to shower more blessing on you,” she prayed.
Prof. Duyilemi listed other seven projects executed in the school by the association and sought the attention of the state government on the urgent needs of the school, which include employment of more teachers, the supply of books, and construction of drainages as well as road within the school.
Responding, Yeye Aare Babalola thanked God for committing the project to her heart and appreciated her husband forgiven her the required support for the execution. She promised that the association would not rest on its oars not only in terms of maintaining the project, but also facilitating other projects that would have a direct impact on students of the school.
She appealed to all alumni of the school, both in Nigeria and abroad, to rise up to support the school and take it to a greater height.
Some of the students, who spoke after the inauguration of the library complex, including the Senior Prefect, Gift Ogunjobi, thanked the donor for demonstrating a true philanthropic act and promised to put the facility to judicious use.