…Presents Award To Classmate
The Okrika Grammar School Old Boys Association (OGSOBA) class ’91 – 96′ has marked their Silver Jubilee with an urgent call for all hands to be on deck to revive the school back to its former glory.
The occasion was also used to honour one of their own, Comrade Tamuno-Ome Daye, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amaibi First Foundation Okrika for his outstanding qualities and philanthropic gestures to the society.
Speaking at the occasion held at the Multi-purpse Hall of Okrika LGA on Sunday, Dec. 12, the President of the Association, Comrade Fuayefika Tamunokuro Loveday said the call became necessary following the deplorable condition of the school that had produced great men of repute in all walks of life.
Comrade Tamunokuro Loveday said the Anglican Communion in Okrika should reconsider their early decision as a missionary school and hand it over to the Rivers State Government for adequate reconstruction and renovation as it is done in other schools to boost learning, stressing that the dwindling fortunes of the school are an eye-sore that needed urgent attention.
He recalled that the school was known for its discipline, hard work and perseverance which is the spirit in them despite challenges, pointing out that with the fear of God they are reaping the dividends of what they learnt from the school.
The President opined that the Silver Jubilee was worth celebrating as God has been faithful to them as they come together once again as a family to rejoice, wine and dine for being alive to the glory of God.
According to him, it is an epoch making occasion of re-union as they honoured their distinguished classmate, Comrade Daye. One of their former class teachers, Alabota Beauty James George Fuayefika presented the anniversary cake, and enjoined all to be law abiding and keep the flag flying.
Responding to the award, Comrade Tamuno-Ome Daye expressed delight with his classmates for the honour done him and opined that it will spur him to do more by giving back to the society.
According to him, the award will encourage him more on his services to humanity and dedicated it to God Almighty, while enjoining the old students to be good ambassadors of the school and keep up their good works with oneness for their growth, progress and prosperity.
Meanwhile, some old students, Mr. Arnold Dagogo, and Pelebo Reginald Fred who spoke with our correspondent on the sideline of the occasion further decried the sorry state of the school and called on the Anglican Communion that own the school to without hesitation heed to the cry of the people by allowing Government to carry out work and give it a face-look.
The duo also commended the Executives of the association for their vision, enjoining them not to relent, and prayed God to continue to protect them.
Highlight of the day was cutting of the anniversary cake, and admission of their wives as associate members that will only attend social functions of the association while talks on “The need for continuing education and career development” by Tokunengiye Aggo and “Time and Evolution: Architecting the Equal Inequality; living potent in a community of interdependence” by Kingsley Ibanichuka were presented during the occasion