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CDSS Ikeja ’97 Alumni Set Gives Back To Alma Mata



Furnishes Teacher’s Office

In a show of appreciation, the ’97 set of Command Day Secondary School CDSS Ikeja visited their alma mata on Wednesday to meet with students and staff.

The ex-students also took it upon themselves to furnish the teachers office with work station and other equipment.

In a series of motivational speeches given to the hundreds of students gathered at the school hall within the Ikeja military Cantonment to motivate them on preparing for the life after school. One if the facilitators Muritala Ibrahim urges the young students on the need to prepare for leadership as the future awaits them. Giving different analogies on leading people and not ruling over them, he said, “Who wants to lead among you? It is like the captain in a football team who takes responsibility for the team. you are future leaders and so you must prepare for your tomorrow by seeking knowledge, training and mentorship. As a leader you set the goals and listen to people around you. It is better to lead than to rule”. Mr Olanrewaju Owoeye who is part of the ’97 Alumni tasked the young student to have the right attitude and not to be afraid to fail but move ahead in their pursuit of their goals as their attitude ultimately determines their altitude.

The school commandant, Colonel Muhammed Adamu Abdullahi in a show of appreciation said the school looks forward to other alumni to toe this line and give back to their alma mata as it pays to give. “We should not expect government to do everything for us, the people who have benefited from the school ought to give back,” he noted.

Vice president of the ’97 set, Mrs Sumbo Adeoye noted that her team was elated visiting their secondary school twenty years after they graduated and they planned to support the school in different areas annually because the youths of a nation are the trustees of posterity. “We are fulfilled today as a good number of our ’97 set have interacted with the student and staff. A seminar was also held for the teachers on becoming a better tutor and we could see the glow in their eyes. As the group expands, we desire to do more for our school and empower as many as we can”.

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