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Johnians to commission N50m projects Saturday

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Old students of St John’s Grammar School, Ile-Ife, Osun State will, on Saturday, October 3, 2020 commission projects worth N50 million and formally hand them over to the school’s management.

The projects include gated fence worth N18 million; a full-size bronze statue of the founder, Rev. Father Fabian Cloutier, N5.1 million; modern toilets, N12.5 million; library renovation, N5 million and renovation of two blocks of classrooms at N15 million.

Osun State governor Isiaka Oyetola and Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife are expected at the event.

According to a statement by Kehinde Bamigbetan, a former Lagos State commissioner and publicity secretary of the old students’ association, while the gated fence was funded from the purse of the association, individual sets and philantropic old students facilitated the renovation of facilities.

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Among the old students who sponsored projects is Ayodele Alabi whose bronze statue of the founder welcomes visitors to the main grounds of the school.

The statue, atop a marble structure, is 4.3m (13ft) in height. Besides, Ayodele also renovated a wing of a block of classrooms.

Another old student, Iyiola Omisore, former deputy governor of Osun State, donated a computer class and generator while Babajide Omoworare, a senator renovated the administrative block. The 1973/77 and 1976/81 sets renovated blocks of classrooms while the 1979/84 set renovated the library.

Bamigbetan said the association would also confer on the governor and the monarch the grand patron awards of the association to appreciate their contributions to educational development of the state.