The alumni of the Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State have stressed the need for to return the school back to missionary.
The members of the 1988-1993 set stated this in Ado Ekiti, at the weekend during their homecoming and the 25th anniversary celebration of their graduation from the school, tagged “Celebrating 25 Years After”.
National Working Committee President of the set, Engineer Olumide Abegunde, while speaking at the event lamented that standard of the 85-year-old school has fallen to a ridiculous level.
Returning the school to its original owners, the Anglican Communion, according to him will facilitate development and resuscitation of the school’s ideals, values and culture.
Abegunde emphasized that the school could be effectively and efficiently managed by stakeholders of the owners, the Anglican Communion and the alumni.
He said: “Government has a lot of responsibilities. Education at this formative stage should be taken seriously, hence the need for stakeholders to be in charge. Anglican owns the school. Under our call for return of the school to its original owners, there is an arrangement between the old students and Anglican Communion that we are going to run this school together.
“We will raise funds, pump it to the school and as well be involved in decision-making while Anglican will bring their godly training and godly principle to bear on the school and students. At present, there is infrastructural decay, look at the structures! If you cannot have new ones, the existing ones should be standing.”
The old students of the school who pledged their continued support for the school said such will ensure the overall development of the school.