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Alumni donates borehole to Unity Secondary School, Owo

As a way of yielding to the clarion call by both private individuals and corporate bodies to give back to the society, the ’97 set of Unity Secondary School, Owo has donated a borehole worth three million naira (N3m) to their Alma mater during the 25th anniversary of passing out of the school.

The association took the bold step to ameliorate the sufferings of the students who had suffered potable water supply over the years.

Chaplain of the school, Rev. Canon K. Dimeji Akinlami (L), Vice Principal, Mrs. M. A. Dimeji Akinlami (3rdL), President of the 1997 set, Mr. Oriola Jayeoba, commissioning the borehole

The President of the association, Mr. Oriola Jayeoba said the motive was to give back to the school that served as foundation to everything they have achieved in life.

“The borehole project was borne out of the passion to ensure students have access to quality, clean, safe and drinkable water.

 “During our days in the school, water was a serious challenge and the set decided to change the narrative in order to gain community confidence,” the president stated.

The newly constructed borehole

Jayeoba therefore appreciated members of 97 set who contributed in cash and kind towards making the project a reality.

According to him, the set in 2018 donated some set of chairs and tables to the school, replaced the school chapel’s windows and has adopted the borehole maintenance system  periodically.

“The projection of the ’97 set is to raise the standard of learning, create an enabling academic environment, devoid of rancour so that the school can produce good leaders that will give back positively to the school, the community and the nation at large.”

The association charged the Ondo State Government and corporate bodies to be involved and support the school through improved infrastructural development.

Mr. Jayeoba dancing with the students

The ’97 set president called on other old students, parents, teachers and the Anglican community to restore the glory of the school.

Jayeoba appealed to parents to cater for their wards not only in investing in their education alone, but more importantly in morals.

He appreciated the anniversary committee, led by Mr Oyetunji Oladimeji for working tirelessly in making sure the project became a reality.

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