An alumni member of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) says schools in Nigeria need the support of their old students.

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Femi Adefila, the chairman of the planning committee for the 30th graduation anniversary of the 1992 set of the Association of Mass Communication Graduates (AMACOG 92), spoke on Wednesday in a statement.

Adefila said alumni associations could be the pillars on which the development of the nation’s schools would stand.

He emphasised the need for old students to play active roles in developing their alma mater.

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“The economic situation across the globe isn’t favourable at the moment,” Adefila, who is the founder RAVE FM in Osun state, said.

“Nigeria’s situation is particularly precarious. This 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.

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“[This is] 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.”

Adefala said this understanding informed the decision of AMACOG 92 to renovate the TV studio of the Mass Communication department at MAPOLY and install modern facilities.

The unveiling of the studio, he stated, would be held on July 1 where several dignitaries 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,” Adefala added.

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“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.”

According to him, the 30th graduation anniversary of the set would be rounded off with a dinner on Friday.



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