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GSS Afon 45th Anniversary: Old Students Plan Memorable Celebration

The old students Association of Government Secondary School (GSS) Afon, Kwara State has concluded arrangements to ensure a befitting 45th anniversary celebration for their alma mater, come March 2022.

Choicereporters noted that the old students have set up various committees as well as tasked one another, financially and otherwise toward the realisation of their aims and objectives of the event.

The Choicereporters, an online publication, gathered that one of the old students of the school, who is an engineer and a title holder in Ilorin, has donated a transformer toward the cause of the

Another old student,a prominent judicial officer, promised to provide 10 standard rooms and hall at Kwara Hotel for the dinner during the event while the publicity committee has produced jingles and other media materials to herald the anniversary at the appropriate time.

As the various committee members indulge in healthy competition to accomplish the assignments given to them, others are also making conscious efforts to contact various segments of the society such as members of polical class, captains of industry among others to ensure that the occasion is well attended.

Our Correspondent recalls that in 2021, some of the old students of the school made giant strides as they constructed mini gate, repair borehole, examination hall and cleared bushes for their alma mater to ensure conducive learning environment for the current students.

As the various committee members indulge in healthy competition to accomplish the assignments given to them, others are also making conscious efforts to contact various segments of the society such as members of polical class, captains of industry among others to ensure that the occasion is well attended.

It would be recalled that in 2021, some of the old students of the school made giant strides as they constructed mini gate, repair borehole, examination hall and cleared bushes for their alma mater to ensure conducive learning environment for the current students.

This, they expressed optimism, would also boost the productivity of teachers and other members of staff of the school.

However, GSS, Afon has so far produced eminent Nigerians occupying various sensitive positions of responsibility and commanding heights, such as in judiciary, medicine, educatuon, civil service, media, politics, military, para-military, telecommunications and business enterprises and so on.

The old students, we learnt, have also made efforts to penetrate government circle with relevant technicrats, on the need for Kwara state government to shortlist the school for massive renovation in its planned renovation of secondary schools and to change the current narrative of deplorable infrastructural condition of the school for the better.


In his remarks through a statement, one of the first sets of the school, Alhaji Babatunde Ibrahim Isiaka, a.k.a Milo (81 set) and the North Central Cordinator for the reunion/anniversary event, expressed delight over the impressive performance of committee members in executing various assignments given to them.

He said:”My observation regarding the preparations for the event which promises to be epic is that,a sence of belonging on the part of every member from “A to Z” has really played a major role in the achievements we have recorded thus far.

“Members voluntarily seek responsibility in the ongoing preparations and go extra mile, out of their tight schedules to ensure that the planned event remains the best among equals.


“Having delayed our coming together as Alumni for up to four decades, the sort of events the management of the school and the general public should expect from Alumni should be such that will impact positively on the school and Afon, the host community, educationally, socially, politically and economically.”

Isiaka noted that the kind of educatuon and experience acquired by the old students of GSS Afon laid a solid foundation for their career, saying, “it becomes obligatory for us to show gratitude by according our alma mater a memorable anniversary”.

He called on his colleagues to use the occasion to strengthen the bound of unity that defined their relationship as students of Gss Afon then, to enable them pull ideas and resources for the developmnt of the school.

GSS Afon, which was established in 1975 by the regime of the late Man.-Gen.Gorge Agbazika Innih, has Chief Solomon Aboyeji, who said that he would to attend the occasion slated for March 11,12 and 13 Ilorin and Afon respectively.

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Edited by Felix Ajide

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