Aiyedatiwa commission N100M ultra-modern community library/ laboratory built by Aduro Foundation
From Kayode Olabanji, Okitipupa
Ondo state Governor, Mr Luck Aiyedatiwa has commissioned an ultra-modern library and science laboratory worth 100M naira built by Aduro Foundation in Ilaje local government.
The Governor was represented by the Ilaje Area Education Officer (A. E. O), Mr. Victor Ojuola, emphasised the importance of both library and science laboratory in a school system built at the Community Grammar School, Igboegunrin in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Aiyedatiwa, lauded the initiatives of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Dr. Tony Aduro, said both facilities are the best for teaching/ learning processes, especially for research works.
He called on other citizens of the state who could feed themselves and have surplus to emulate Aduro’s gesture as the Government alone can no longer provide everything for the people.
In a keynote address delivered on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitpupa, Professor Temi Ologunorisa, the Librarian, Professor Fredrick Ajebomagun, described provision of the facilities as a demonstration of the high value placed on education by the donor.
Ologunorisa admonished parents, staff and students as well as those who may be using the library and laboratory to protect them as their personal belongings.
In his address, Principal of the school, Mr Daniel Olowodasa was full of praises for Dr. Aduro.
He listed other needs of the school including computer teachers, textbooks, staff quarters and others.
The Reactor of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic RUGPOL), Owo, and president of the Old Students Association of the school, Olorunwa Adegun appealed to the Ondo State Government to employ security guards to secure the facilities.
Appreciating Dr. Anthony Aduro’s kind gesture to the Igboegunrin community.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Phillips Kalejaye, the Odede of Igboegunrin congratulated the students and their parents for the facilities, urging parents to encourage their children to face their studies.
In his address, Dr. Aduro said he was challenged to do all within himself to promote education of the future leaders when an indigene of Igboegunrin, one Mr. Orimisan Adepiti donated exercise books to some nineteen students of the school.
The great Philanthropist, further announced a five-million Naira scholarship for the first two or three students of the Community Grammar School, Igboegunrin to gain admission into the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitpupa after the day.
He also volunteered to hire a librarian to monitor the well-stocked library until one is employed by the government or the community.
At the occasion, an award was presented to Dr. Aduro by the school authority and the Old Students Association.