Published On: Sat, Sep 25th, 2021

Old Students Renovate 17 Classrooms At Stella Maris College, Okitipupa

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News Investigators/ The Old Students Association of Stella Maris College (SMC), Okitipupa, Ondo State, on Saturday handed over four renovated blocks of 17 classrooms to the school.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 1981 and 1983 sets, tagged, “SMC Revamped Project Group” renovated the buildings with new roofing, painting, burglaries and 240 sets of furniture.

National President of the association, Samuel Adetuyi said that the old students gave back to the school to maintain and sustain the standard for which their alma matter was known for.

He appealed to the state government to return mission schools to their previous owners for proper maintenance.

“I appreciate the SMC Revamp Group for revamping the dilapidated infrastructures back to the vibrant classrooms that it used to be.

“We appeal to other old students, Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and other stakeholders to create a conducive learning environment for our children,” Adetuyi said.

Principal of the school, Simon Akindutire commended the genuineness and unwavering commitment of the Old Students Association for the project, saying their efforts would enhance learning and teaching activities in the school.

He added that the school was still facing other challenges and urged other old students to emulate the kind gestures as government alone could not effectively manage educational sector without public/private partnership.

Representative of the SMC Revamp Group, Dr Dapo Iwala said that the group would rally round other old students to ensure the provision of other equipment for the school.

He urged the school management to ensure proper maintenance of the renovated buildings.

NAN reports that educationist, former principals, teachers and students graced the ceremony at the school established in 1960 by Catholic missionaries. (NAN)

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