The National Executive and Members of St, George’s College Old Boys Association (SAGOBA) Obinomba, Ukwuani Local Government Area of Delta State, to mark Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the school with resolve not to relent in their collective decision and wishes to make their alma mater, a centre of academic excellence in Nigeria.
SAGOBA National President, Engr. Cosmos Nwanwene, made the disclosure at a Press briefing in Asaba to let the world know of the celebration of the School’s Diamond Jubilee and plans to launch several projects among which is the e-Library and N100million appeal fund scheduled to hold today (20th November, 2021.)
He stated that the school which was established by the Catholic Mission 60 years ago was later handed over to government until it was recently handed back to Catholic Mission, has received alot of transformation in recent times.
According Engr. Nwanwene who led members of his Executive and others to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Delta State Council Press Centre, “We are celebrating because the school changed our lives, modelled us and built great men. We the Old Boys want the coming generation to enjoy what we felt when we were there”.
“The College was a Catholic School that model’s one for academic excellence but was later changed to Government College but returned back to Catholic Mission and within this period, lots of things went wrong including infrastructural development.”
“Classes used to open as early as 7:30am which has changed but the Old Boys are working hard to revert to the old standard ways. We have reroofed the Hall, fencing is ongoing and many other things.”
Also speaking, Chief Onyemesi Gabriel, who disclosed that the Old Boys solely built an ICT Center that’s now obsolete both in size and facilities, lamented that St, George’s College Obinomba no longer look as it used to when they were there.
He said it was for one of these obvious reasons that the Alumni Association took it as a challenge to make sure the infrastructural facilities as well as academic standard were restored.
“We have done alot in the school and we will continue to do. As you know the standard of education is facing challenges worldwide and as a result of the changes in the global village we have decided to raise fund to build a world class e-Library. So we are calling on well meaning Nigerians, old boys of the school and even government to join us.”
Speaking, the Principal of Saint George’s College, Revd. Harrison Egwuonu noted that the School is worthy of celebrating having produced great men who are nation-builders and whose achievements are groundbreaking in every sphere of life. “The school is a missionary school that passed many stages we are now celebrating the 60th Anniversary”.
Some of the college’s products are Philip Emeagwali, a computer scientist, known for inventing the world fastest computer, the nation’s current Deputy President of the Senate, His Excellency, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, among others.