The science laboratories of The Apostolic High School, Ilara-Mokin, in Ondo State, have been refurbished and equipped with N12 million by its old students’ association.
During the donation presentation, the association’s National President, Dr. Gabriel Aladegbaye-Williams, emphasized that the renovation and equipping of the school’s biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories would enhance the study of science subjects among the students.
According to him, the gesture aimed to improve science pupils’ teaching and learning experiences at the institution. The national president, represented by the association’s National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Adedayo Afe, stated that the benefits of a functional and active old students’ association could not be overemphasized, as evidenced by the significant project being commissioned and its expected impact on the academic advancement of students.
“While intentionally contributing our quota to the sustenance of qualitative academic activities in our alma mater, we at this moment like to call on our dear Arakunrin (Governor Akeredolu) to kindly support The Apostolic High School Ilara Mokin, especially in the area of physical infrastructure and posting of good teachers to the school.
“This school was 50 years old last year with most of the structures dilapidating, and we, the old students association, used the landmark golden Jubilee celebration to fix a block of classrooms with the sum of twenty-five million naira only.
“We can not do it alone; we need the assistance of the state government and other spirited bodies and individuals to upgrade the dilapidated infrastructures in this citadel learning.”
Mr. Femi Agagu, the Ondo State Commissioner for Education, represented Governor Rotimi Akeredolu at the event and stated that the facilities donated by the old students would significantly aid the students of the school. He highlighted that the old students’ associations in the state are known for their responsibility and commitment.
The principal of The Apostolic High School, Mrs. Afolakemi Akinjolire, could not attend the presentation but was represented by the Vice Principal, Mr. Ayodele Akinfolase. He expressed gratitude to the old students for their contributions towards the development of the school, noting that they have been involved in the donation and renovation of many projects within the institution.