The pioneer students of Egba Obafemi Community Grammar School located in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State, have converged 40 years after leaving school for a re-union and memory sharing.
Penpushing reports that, the old students, many of them with status of grandparents now, from all walks of life stormed the private residence of one of them, Funke Sodipo- Olusegun in Ota town of the state, having flew in from her base United Kingdom to host them.
The get together of Saturday, April 16, 2022 was an avenue for the old students to share memory of the school days, when they all resident together in the community as one united family, throughout their 1,825 days, a period of five years
Penpushing further reports the host who was beaming with smiles alongside her old school mates were all seen in high spirits, hugging, cracking jokes and embracing themselves, after lost of contacts for four decades
The old boys and girls treated themselves to sumptuous meal and drinks at the ceremony, where they also jointly discussed about their former school, and work out modalities on the need to payback to the college, as part of their own social responsibilities.
They were seen throwing banters about the good old days as college mates, and sharing individual experiences, as well as making references to their various nicknames, academic and social behaviours, while they were in school, and equally took time to ask about welfare of individual family.
Penpushing also reports that, the old students forming a body named ‘Pioneer Students’ at the meeting elected some officials to coordinate further activities for the body, and those elected include: Pastor Peter Adeoye(Chairman), Alhaji Lateef Oridota(Secretary), Alhaji Musbau Kareem(Assistant Secretary), Sulaimon Ishola(Chief Whip) and Funke Shodipo-Olusegun(Public Relations Officer).
The other members presented at the ceremony include Muyiwa Ogundipe, Kolawole Sobo, Lekan Tola Faneye, Mathew Ogunkola, Semiu Bello, Kayode Sotayo, Bayo Sobande, Fatai Akande and Hon. Kemi Olabode.
Penpushing reports that, the old students in their communiqué at the end of the memorable get together resolved to contribute money for the alumni association, plan a reunion to mark 40 years of graduation, with a donation of a functional water system to the alma mater.
The body equally resolved the need to get across to more of their colleagues who spread across the globe, the need to have another physical meeting in July to concretise plans; and keep the group afloat and the need to open an account for the group.
Penpushing further reports that, the meeting appointed in absentia the duo of Mrs Toyin Ogunbomehin and Mr Lekan Faneye as Treasurer and financial Secretary respectively, while the meeting observed a minute silence for deceased colleagues.
The meeting also received apologies from some absentees which include Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji(Founder Penpushing Media), Moroof Ajisegiri(Former Chairman, Abeokuta North Local Government), Fatai Apena, Kehinde Oosa, Toyin Akinwunmi-Ogunbomehin, Hannah Sonde-Sowole, Toyin Fagbayi and Seki Solebo-Akinyemi.
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