Association at Christmas Carol sues for improvement of education in Lagos State, Nigeria
By Wole Edun
President Tempore, Alumni Alliance of Legacy Schools, Major General Tilewa Amusu (rtd.) has assured that the association will continue to partner with the Lagos State Government, particularly the Ministry of Education to promote a high standard of education in the State and Nigeria by extension.
Amusu who is also the President, Methodist Girls High School Old Girls Association said this during her welcome address at the inaugural Christmas Carol with the theme “The Spirit of Christmas … through the years with nine lessons and carols” organized by Alumni Alliance of Legacy Schools which took place at Rev. Angus Hall, Igbobi, College, Yaba.
“As alumni, we have a shared vision to improve the quality of education in our schools, both in terms of the content, infrastructure and other input required.
“The initiative of the newly convened Alumni Alliance of Legacy Schools is poised not just to support but also enhance the interaction among schools and alumni” she said.
Alliance of Legacy Schools is made up of twelve schools which include Baptist Academy, CMS Grammar School, Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary Grammar School, Holy Child College, Igbobi College among others.
President, Methodist Boys High School Lagos Old Boys Association, Kolapo Sogbetun added that the objective of the association borders on interaction, networking and cooperation between alumni of legacy schools with a view to serving as pressure group for improvement of and access to high standard of education in Lagos and Nigeria at large.
He called on the government to make education a priority above other sectors of the economy because it is through education that Nigerians can be empowered economically to live a successful life.
The President, Eva Adelaja Girls Secondary Grammar School Old Girls Association, Mrs. Ayinde Roda said the government should improve the welfare system, education, health, housing, job provision and every other welfare programme that will make it comfortable for young people as well as conducive environment for businesses to thrive which would go a long way to stopping youth fleeing the country for greener pastures.
In his message, Chaplain, Igbobi College, Rev. Segun Oloju said the lessons that should be learnt from Jesus Christ, the purpose of Christmas include God’s love for mankind culminating into His giving the world His Only Begotten Son; Jesus humility to the extent of allowing to be born in a manger; readiness for the second coming of Jesus Christ among others.
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