The old students of Loyola College, Ibadan on Monday in the school premises donated textbooks, which comprises Mathematics, English and other seven subjects to their alma mater.
Speaking to journalists after presentation of the materials, the chairman of the old students (94′ set), Mr. Adetolu Adetoye maintained that the motive of the donation was borne out of their passion towards safeguarding the future of the society.
Adetoye maintained that giving back to their alma mater is not for personal gain but as part of nation building of safeguarding the future of the society through molding virtuous school children that will become stakeholders of national development in future.
“Living school 25 years ago, we felt it is necessary we give back to our alma mater. And the primary motive is to make the students understand that we believe in their future, that they can make impacts.
“Basically, what we are saying is they should take charge of their lives, so they can become something in life and also, to become major stakeholders in their future in area of national development.
“It always good we come around to provide mentoring for the school children that anytime they see us, they become inspired because we were once like them 25 years ago and if we can achieve anything, we believe they will achieve more.
“Today, we provided the children with over 270 textbooks including Mathematics, English and other seven subjects. These books cover from Sciences to Arts. These books also provide them with some past questions which will improve their learning standard. The books are for SSS 1, 2 and 3 students.
“We promise to always come around to provide them with other things. We also believe in their teachers too because they are major stakeholders. Therefore, our coming back is to provide the teachers with materials that will enhance their teaching capacities”, Adetoye stated.
Also speaking, the school Principal, Mr. Oluseyi Akinlayo Akinade thanked the old students for the gesture of improving the students’ educational standard and the school.
He said: “we should all work towards provision of materials for students and capacity building for teachers in our schools saying by so doing, there’s going to be positive changes in our educational system”.