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Staff School Building Commissioned

The Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Staff School has received an additional face-lift with the commissioning of a newly built block of six classrooms in the school. This project was in furtherance of the commitment of the University Management to ensure the staff school emerges as the best primary educational institution in Ago-Iwoye and its environs.

At the commissioning, which was held on Thursday, 6th October 2022 and attended by Principal Officers of the University as well as members of the Management Board of the staff school, some donations were made for the smooth running of the school.

The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ayodeji Agboola, expressed delight at the progress being made by the staff school and pledged the continuous support of the University Management for the school to attain an enviable position.

In his address, the Chairman of, the Management Board, Dr. Adebambo Oduwole, said the school had continued to witness significant improvement as a result of the varied efforts by the University Management, donors, parents and staff of the school. Oduwole, who is also the University Librarian, disclosed that the block of six classrooms would not have been possible if not for the generous loan obtained from OOU. According to him, the University granted an interest-free loan of N7million to the school, which also got a generous donation of N1millon from the institution’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCED). He explained that the funds were judiciously expended to meet the infrastructure needs of the school, adding that the loan repayment would have been completed by the end of this year.

“I want to thank the Vice-Chancellor for approving the loan. We also want to let the VC know that we’ve been paying back the loan and by the end of this year, we would finish paying it. But if we didn’t get the loan, we won’t be able to do what we did,” Dr. Oduwole stated. He appreciated the past and present executive members of the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) of the school for their selfless efforts to take the staff school to greater heights.

The immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde, while delivering his goodwill message, said the products of the staff school have been contributing significantly to the development of the University and the society at large. He noted that with the dedication of teachers and other staff as well as the cooperation of parents, the school would continue to wax stronger. He tasked the new administration in the University to consider giving grants to the school to make it reach the desired standard. Towards ameliorating the water supply challenges facing the school, Prof. Olatunde also promised to facilitate the donation of scaffolding and a pumping machine for the school.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Head Teacher, Mr. D. O. Odewale, thanked the University Management and other stakeholders for their commitment in

The newly commissioned block of six classrooms

sustaining and moulding the school. He stressed the need for concerted efforts in taking the staff school, which was established on 28th February 1986, too lofty heights.

Odewale listed some of the achievements recorded since the assumption of the current Management Board Chairman to include stability in the school, regular payment of staff salaries and arrears of bonuses, increase in enrolment, employment to fill vacant spaces and regular attendance of seminar/workshop to update staff knowledge.

Dignitaries at the event included the University Registrar, Mr. Femi Ogunwomoju, who was represented by Mr. M. A. B. Lawal; the Bursar, Mr Semiu Makinde, and Provost, of Postgraduate School, Prof. Olusegun Lawal.

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