By Sade Adewale, Ondo
The Osemawe and paramount ruler of Ondo kingdom, Oba (Dr) Victor Kiladejo has described Ondo Boys High School ,(OBHS) as a special school and a blessing to the kingdom.
He gave the description when both old and current students of the school paid a courtesy visit to the palace during a peace walk as part of activities marking the Centenary Anniversary of the school.
Kiladejo said: “Hardly would any community in this part of the world have four generations of graduates in a family, but we have many of that in Ondo kingdom and it is because OBHS came into existence earlier than most of the schools in the area”.
He added that it gladdens his heart that the small muster seed has now grown to a big tree that is providing shade and fruits for everybody in the city.
Osemawe thanked God for giving their forefathers the vision of establishing the school about 100 years ago.
He thanked all principals and teachers that have passed through the school since its establishment urging the current ones to continue the good works and promote the image of the school by giving the students the best education.
The monarch equally prayed for all the students that the lord will give them long life.
Speaking earlier, the Sasere of Ondo kingdom and also one of the old students of the school, High Chief Olumide Adeduro described the peace walk as an interesting one.
While noting that the school has produced a lot of great students ,he advised the old students to always visit the school and do the needful at all times.
The President General of the Old Students Association of the school, Elder Yemisi Lofinmakin also said that the peace walk is aimed at telling the history of how OBHS was established and the journey so far.
Lofinmakin added that it was also to tell the world how the school started with few students before it was moved to the permanent site.
He explained that the school was formerly a mixed school before it was changed to Ondo Boys High School, pointing out that many people did not have the clear picture of the history.
The president affirmed that the school was the only community school then that was not founded by the government.
He therefore advised the Old students to continue to keep the flag flying while the current students should emulate the good works of the Alumni.