The Lagos State (LASG) Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisyo, has called on stakeholders, NGOs, and well-meaning individuals to work together to resolve the challenges in the education sector, emphasizing that the government cannot fix the issues in the sector alone.
The Commissioner made the announcement during the 41st anniversary/reunion party hosted by the Old Students’ Association of Odo-Obara High School, Epe, which was held on the school’s grounds.
Mrs Adefisayo, who was represented by Mrs Abiodun Adefuye, Deputy Director, Schools’ Support Unit, Education District III, thanked the Alumni for being a source of pride and community development in Epe and the State in general.
She urged everyone as also to continue devoting more time and resources to the development of the school and the education sector in the state.
The Association’s President, Alhaji Ismail Abdulrasak, claimed that the group’s aims include the establishment of programs that would allow the alumni to construct a stronger structure for the advancement of its alma mater and the students through a mentorship program.
Alhaji Abdulrasak thanked the organizing committee, the Executives, the Board of Trustees, and the members of each set for their tremendous contributions to the development of the school and the success of the event.
Mrs Adebimpe Beckley, Human Resource Officer, Eredo LCDA and Association member, delivered a paper titled “Know Yourself” in which she defined self-discovery as the process of gaining insight into one’s own character, adding that it is never too late to discover one’s self.
“Self-discovery can happen at any moment in one’s life,” she explained. It may arrive sooner for some, while it may take longer for others. However, it is a natural process, and I encourage each of you to continue seeking to explore your potential, as we may yet have hidden skills that have yet to be revealed.”
The distribution of prizes and certificates, cutting of the anniversary cake, and theatre performances by some of the school’s current pupils were all highlights of the occasion.