Lagos ex-students earmarks N250m for e-library, Multipurpose hall
By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo
As part of the measure to restore reading culture among youths, the Alumni Association of Oshodi Comprehensive High School (OCHS) has earmarked N250 million for construction of an electronic-library and multipurpose hall projects for the school.
The library, according to the former students of the institution, would contain 100 of both Junior and Senior students at a time, that’s, 50-50 at both side.
Announcing the plan at the School’s 39th Anniversary organised by the association within the school premises, Alumni President, Ganiyu Hamsat, states that the move was to boost learning in the state.
Hamsat said: “Our plan is to have a ‘three in one’ project for our school, that’s why we are building the e-library, multipurpose hall and alumni Secretariat to advance the learning processes in the school.
“We discovered that students hardly lay hands on books nowadays to read, that is why we are embarking on the projects to help the student’s learning processes.
“And we are sure that it will help the students to learn and further improve the standard of education of the students as both JAMB and Post JAMB examinations are electronically.
“The e-library will be like a resource centre where the junior and senior class students can make research academically and globally,” he said.
According to him, the association has lias with the Lagos State Ministry of Education on ensure the three in one projects come to reality.
“The association president said that all necessary papers have been acquired to start the project.
“The modeling is ready, both architectural and structural design are intact the next thing for us now is to raise fund for the project,” he added.
Earlier, Chairman of the 39th School Anniversary, Kolawole Ajani, said that the three-in-one project would go a long way to assist the in both teaching and learning processes.
“This is a huge project and we are ready for it to make our Alma mater a great citadel of learning. But my advice to the students is to make proper use of it for their learning process”, Ajani added.
A member of Alumni, Olabisi Sonusi, described the move as laudable and that it would improve the education standard of the students.
According to her, both the e-library and multipurpose hall will help the school both academically and administratively.
It would be recalled that Oshodi Comprehensive High School was founded on September 7th 1981 with 230 students.
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