Other News / Education - 1 week ago
In preparation for the 70th anniversary of Ijebu Muslim College, Ijebu Ode, in January, the Ijebu Muslim College Old Students Association (IMCOSA) is hoping to add N250 million to the N50 million it has raised for the school’s infrastructural development.
Chairman of the 70th anniversary committee, Sir Ben Oshadiya, said at a fundraising by the association last Sunday that the money would be used to rehabilitate the Old School Assembly Hall (N30m); construct a 1,200-seater dining hall (N125m) and four bungalows of 12 self-contained flats in the staff quarters (N100m).
Others are: rehabilitation of the school road network (N40m), andold classroom blocks in addition to construction of good drainage.
Occupying over 50 acres of land in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, the school was founded on January 27, 1950, by the Ijebu Muslim Community, to cater for needs of members’ childrens.
The school started off as a boy’s only school with 60 boys and became co-educational in 1965. It moved from its old site at Olisa Street, Ijebu-Ode to its expansive site along the Ijebu Muslim College Road in 1953. The school presently has over 4,000 pupils.
Oshadiya said in the last 40 years, the school suffered neglect by the Ogun State Government which took over the school.
“By the time the school attained the...