By Daniel Ayantoye
It was an atmosphere of reunion as former students of St. Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin, at the weekend gathered after 29 years to celebrate and give back to the school.
The Old students under the name; The Anthonians ’88 set’ donated a borehole delivered at the cost of N2.4 million to the school.
In his address, the President of the association, Folorunsho Joseph Idowu who disclosed that the association was established two years ago stated that the project was a way of appreciating the citadel of learning.
He however expressed optimism that the project will go a long way in alleviating the problem of water supply in the school.
“The project to us as old students is our own way of saying thank you for the great impact this citadel of learning has made in our lives both spiritually and morally,” he said.
In her address, the Principal of the senior section, Mrs. Elizabeth Afolayan commended the association for the kind gesture adding that it will go a long way in impacting positively in the lives of the upcoming ones.
While imploring other sets to follow suit, Afolayan stated that the school is in need of several facilities such as toilets, classrooms, library, sporting facilities, school bus, interlocking for the assembly ground and cafeteria.
In the same vein, the Principal of the junior section, Funke Ajiboye, while delivering the vote of thanks, appreciated the set for their commitment.
While commissioning the project, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Ilorin, Rev. Dr. Ayo Maria Atoyebi, who was represented by Rev. Fr. Anthony Onoko, lauded the 88 set adding that the act of giving back is highly recognised by God.
The gathering featured cultural display by students and presentation of hymn by the old students. Meritorious awards were presented to teachers of the old students.