The Old Boys Association of the Ibadan Boys High School in Oyo State says it plans to spend N65million to rehabilitate structures in the college in commemoration of its 80th anniversary.
Mr Adesanmi Poopola, the Chairman of the fund-raising committee for the anniversary announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday.
According to him, the old boys have decided to seize the opportunity of the 80th anniversary to renovate some old structures and construct new facilities for the school.
“The Old Boys Association, under the leadership of Chief Bode Amoo, has decided to carry out a major rehabilitation and modernisation of many structures which will cost about N65 million.
“Some of the projects earmarked for rehabilitation include laboratories, classroom blocks and assembly hall among others,’’ Popoola said.
The school is billed to celebrate its 80th anniversary in October.
The committee chairman appealed to old students who have yet to identify with the association to register so that they can be involved in restoring the glory of their alma mater.
“Our old boys are all over the world and we are doing everything possible to locate them.
“We all need to be involved in restoring the glory our school,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the school, established in 1938 by Timothy Lajide Oyesina, is one of Nigeria’s first licensed private secondary schools.
It has produced notable individuals who have contributed significantly to the development of the country.
Among them are two former Oyo State governors, Sen. Rashidi Ladoja and late Chief Kolapo Ishola; a former Managing Director, Daily Times of Nigeria, Dr Yemi Ogunbiyi; and Late Chief Adebayo Faleti, who was a Yoruba cultural icon.