A university don and newly elected national president of Old Students Association of Islamic High School, Orita Basorun, Ibadan, Dr. Bayo Busari, has urged Governor Seyi Makinde to partner old students’ associations on education.
Dr Busari gave the task weekend in his short acceptance speech after his election as the new national president of the association.
The university don pointed out that this became necessary because of the fact that “government alone cannot fund education in the state.”
Dr Busari said old students associations are playing pivotal role in the education sector of the state, hence the need for the state government, under the leadership of Governor Makinde to further partner old students’ associations as “government alone cannot fund education in the state.”
The new national president appreciated the founding fathers of the association and the outgoing executive committee for sustaining the cord of development for the school.
At the election held at the Orita Basorun premises of the school, based on the delegate system, an 8-man executive committee emerged to run the affairs of the association for the next two years with Dr. Busari elected as the national president.
Also elected into the executive committee were Lateef Adesina and Muftau Olaniyi Zubair, who were returned as vice president and general secretary respectively.
Other members included Omowumi Emmanuel, assistant general secretary, Olubisi Abiola Davies Ojo, public relations officer, Ismaila Oyebayo Bello, treasurer, Quadri Olorunseun Ishola, financial secretary while Nafisat Yetunde Adejumo was elected welfare officer.
The election was witnessed by elders in the association, delegates and observers from various sets, as well as the school principal, Alhaji Abdullahi Fasasi, who is also an alumnus of Islamic High School