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The 1989 set of Diary Farm Secondary School (DFSS) Agege, says efforts are in place to build a N3 million worth of library to enhance learning process of students in the institution.

Mr Adetunji Adeleke, the Senior Prefect of the set, made this known on the sidelines of the reunion of the old students, 30 years after graduation in Lagos on Sunday.

“We are celebrating the maiden edition of our reunion for 30 years after leaving school. I am seeing most our class mates that we left the gate of the school several years ago.

“I am amazed, excited and we have rolled out a lot of plans to ensure that we are able to give back to our school.

“Presently we are fixing all the aluminium windows and doors in the school. We have other plans of building the library and equipping it and the laboratory too.

“We are looking at building a library worth N3 million and equip it for the benefit of the students.

“We will work assiduously to achieve that. Put the modern library in good shape and deliver it to the school,” he said.

According to him, those infrastructure will come in batches, including the school hall too.

Adeleke said that the school infrastructure projects would be done yearly, until the school’s challenges were totally fixed.

“Most of us are scattered across the globe. We have medical doctors, lawyers, pharmacists and entrepreneurs; where most of us have reached the top echelon of our careers.

“We now think this is the right time for us to come together to give back to the school and I think that will give the students encouragement to forge ahead.

“Seeing us coming together as a set that finished many years ago, it would encourage the students to go further in their studies,” he added.

Mr Ojo Oladele, the DFSS ’89 Alumni Coordinator, said that the aim of the coming together to embark on such project was meant to give back to the school, what they had received.

“The aim of the project is to give back to the school what we have achieved for the benefit of the coming generations.

“We just finished a project in the school, providing a new set of windows and doors.

“Recently when we visited the school, we discovered most of the windows and doors were not there.

“Then we provided the little we can. Our responsibility to the school is an ongoing thing.

“We still have a lot of project to do both in terms of infrastructure and the one that will have direct impact on the students,” Oladele said

According to him, there is total decadence in terms of infrastructure in the school, unlike in the years past.

“Unlike then, when we have very few private schools, both rich and the poor then attended the public schools. Unlike now where everybody is building schools.

“That is why public schools have been relegated to the background. There are some parents who do not want their children in public schools,” he added

Mrs Folashade Olaniyi, a member of the alumni, stated that it was a great joy that the old students were able to put themselves together after 30 years of graduation from the college.

“The last time we met like this was 1989 when we dropped the pen at the college.

“That we are able to talk to each other, connect and interact to meet each other in person, is a thing of great joy.

“It is also a great joy for us to be able to put things together for the school for the benefit of the students and for the coming generations,” she said.

NAN reports that the school was founded on Sept. 6, 1982 with a population of 220 students and three teachers.

Edited by: Chinyere Nwachukwu/Adeleye Ajayi

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