Comprehensive High School, Igbodo in Ika North East local government area, has taken delivery of sets of school chairs and desks from the Old Student’s Association of the School.

Comprehensive High School, Igbodo in Ika North East local government area, has taken delivery of sets of school chairs and desks from the Old Student’s Association of the School.

The furniture, numbering three hundred, were received by the Chief Inspector of Education in the council area, Mrs Juliet Sorokwu, who commended the Comprehensive High School, Igbodo Old Student’s Association, CHISOSA, for coming to the aide of its alma mata.

The delivered three hundred sets of chairs and tables were part of the four hundred and fifty sets of furniture proposed for the school by the Old Student’s Association.

A member of the Board of Trustees and Lecturer, University of Lagos, Dr. Dumebi Ideh, said the association had embarked on fact finding visits to the school where it was observed that there was an urgent need for student’s desks and chairs in the school.

Dr Ideh who is of the 1985 graduating set, expressed optimism that the donated furniture will enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the institution, disclosing that additional one hundred and fifty sets of chairs and desks will be delivered to the school to bring the total number to four hundred and fifty sets of furnitures.

A former Head Girl of the school, now Senior Lecturer, College of Education, Agbor, Mrs. Augustina Ebenuwa, while handing over the furniture, acknowledged the commitment of members of CHISOSA towards restoring the lost glory of Comprehensive High School, Igbodo.

Mrs Ebenuwa explained that the school was known for its standard and academic prowess, maintaining that it was a spring board that saw many old students excelling in the various human endeavors they found themselves after leaving the College.

Another proud product of the school who was a Class Prefect from classes One to Five, and Member Project Committee of the Association, Mr Martins Okocha, commended members for painstakingly putting resources together to procure the donated school furniture

Mr Okocha who currently is an employee with a multinational oil firm, stressed the need for the students to make good use of the Furniture and guard them against vandalism.

The Chief Inspector of Education, Ika North East Local Government Area, Mrs Juliet Sorokwu who was the Special Guest of Honor at the ceremony, paid glowing tributes to individuals and bodies that had assisted in upgrading the infrastructures in schools across the state.

Mrs Sorokwu explained that government cannot do it alone, hence the constant appeal for the intervention of critical stakeholders, including Old Students’ Associations in improving standards in the institutions.

She assured the old students that the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education will send a letter of gratitude to the association for partnering with government in developing the educational sector.                                                

The Principal of Comprehensive High School, Igbodo, Mr Matthias Okolie, commended the quality of the furniture, and assured of their judicious use, even as he appealed for more support from the Old Students’ body to their alma mata.

The Chairman, Parents-Teachers Association of the College, Mr John Ugbaja expressed gratitude to CHISOSA for the furniture, saying that the gesture had helped in  addressing a major issue in the school.

Some of the students who spoke, including the Senior Prefect, also commended members of the association for giving back to the institutions they had their foundation and urged them to remain good ambassadors of the school. The high point of the ceremony was the formal hand over of the furniture to the school authority by representatives of Comprehensive High School Old Student’s Association.

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