Founder of RAVE FM in Osogbo, Osun State, Dr. Femi Adefila has emphasized the need for old students to play active roles in developing their alma mater especially in this era of economic hardship.
He said that alumni associations could become the pillars on which the development of the nation’s schools would stand, adding:.“the economic situation across the globe isn’t favourable at the moment. Nigeria’s situation is particularly precarious.”
Dr. Femi Adefila, who is the Chairman of the Planning Committee of the 30th Graduation Anniversary of the 1992 set of the Association of Mass Communications Graduates of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, noted that the nation’s economic hardship has led to the schools, especially government schools, being sidelined in the allocation of very scarce resources.
“This has placed a responsibility on old students to embark on a rescue mission to the schools by pulling resources together to support the schools in the areas of modern infrastructure and facilitating volunteers to help the students in bridging the gap in the impartation of critical knowledge.”
Dr. Fdmi Adefila explained that this understanding informed the decision of AMACOG 92 to renovate the television studio of the Mass Communication Department of MAPOLY and install in the studio modern facilities that would aid the students in quality learning.
The unveiling of the studio, he said, would be held on Friday, July 1, where several dignitaries, including the Acting Rector, MAPOLY, Adeoye Odedeji; Head of Department, Mass Communication Department, Lekan Togunwa; and Olota of Ota, Prof. Adeyemi Obalanlege, would be present.
“The unveiling of the departmental television station is part of the 30th anniversary of the AMACOG members who graduated from the then Ogun State Polytechnic in 1992.
“We were also in the school five years ago to support the department in various areas as part of the need to reach out to our former school.”
He said that the 30th anniversary celebration would be rounded off with a dinner on Friday.