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By Funmi Falobi, Snr Reporter, Lagos
Lagos African Church Grammar School (LAFROGRAMS) has commissioned a newly reconstructed administrative block in the school premises in order to aid effective teaching.
The new administrative block consists of the Boardroom, offices of the Principal, the Vice Principal, the Bursar, the Counsellor, the exam room and the sick bay with adequate number of toilets, as well as the archives for students’ files.
While commissioning the building, the Primate of the African Church Worldwide, Most Reverend Emmanuel Josiah Udofia, charged the students to seek wisdom not only in their academics but also studying the word of God, saying, “Where you can find wisdom is in the word of God. To get it, you must accept the leadership of Jesus Christ in your life.”
Speaking at the occasion, chairman, Board of Governors (BOG) of LAFROGRAMS, Taiwo Adeoluwa said the reconstruction of the administrative block which was an inadequate bungalow into a modern storey building would serve the present day needs and promote the image of the school.
While lamenting the dilapidated structures of the school when government took charge of its management, Adeoluwa, who is also the Secretary to State Government (SSG), Ogun State said the school scarcely benefited from any form of development.
He however stressed that with the return of schools in 2011, clarion calls were made to old students both at home and abroad and the school has received tremendous assistance. He explained that with the expertise of the professionals on the Board, the project was executed using Direct Labour techniques with a total sum of N13, 088, 530 to complete with office furniture within a period of four years.
“As an old student of the school, it is my joy that by the Grace of God, and with the cooperation of all the members of the BOG and staff, we have been able to turn the school around to become once more, a pride to the African Church and all stakeholders. We will continue to work to return the school’s old glory.
“As alumni and parents, we want to make the students more comfortable by providing conducive atmosphere for learning. The students too should justify by way of increased better performance in their results,” he said.