The Old Students body of Iseyin District Grammar School, (IDGS) Iseyin has revealed the activities lined up for the 60years anniversary of the school.
In a Press Release made available to newsmen on Tuesday and signed by the Chairman of Publicity Committee, Mr Tunji Lalude, there will be opening ceremony with rally and endurance trek from the Government Technical School, Oluwole to IDGS through the Aseyin Palace, with a walk-through of the School premises on Wednesday 24th January 2024.
The programme will continue on Thursday with Panel discussion on ‘Career Development and Building a Prosperous Future’ and a public lecture on “Building A Prosperous Future, Your Background Notwithstanding” from Dr. T.Y Raheem, Past President of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria and activities of the day will be concluded with a Novelty Match between IDGS Staff and Old Students of the school.
Lalude stated further that “on Friday, the programme continues with the second Anniversary lecture entitled “IDGS at 60: Keeping Tab on Public Schools and Infrastructural Challenges in Nigeria” by Chief Adeniyi Falade, former National President of the All Nigerian Congress of Principals of Public Schools (ANCOPPS).
“There will be General Assembly and election of new executive members for both National and Zonal Chapters of the Association; the launching of an updated school directory and newsletter, Jumat Service at the Olona Central Mosque, award presentation and special dinner.
“The School’s Cultural group is billed to thrill the attendees, which will culminate into a 100 million naira (₦100 m) fund-raising event, foundation laying of the school gate and 0.5 km school road projects and reception programme on Saturday 27th January, 2024.
“The ceremony will close on Sunday with a Church service at the Anglican Church, Okutapemo, Iseyin to appreciate God for a successful outing. We therefore use this medium to call on all Old Students of IDGS at home and in Diaspora to take active parts in this celebration.” He said.
Iseyin District Grammar School (IDGS) was established in 1964 and was recognized as a district school, as students were at a period attending the school from Tede, now Atisbo local government, Otu, Itesiwaju local government, Okeho, Kajola local government among other district communities in the Oke-Ogun region of Oyo State.