Twenty years after leaving Command Day Secondary School, Ojo, Lagos state, Nigeria the Class of 1997 have returned to the school that gave them a sound education to renovate classrooms and recognize teaching and non-teaching staff of the school
Having gone their different ways for many years, the Class of ’97 converged at the school premises to reunite with themselves and with some of the teachers that have impacted their lives.
On 27 July, two fully renovated classrooms were presented to the school by the Class of 97 and they were commissioned by the Commandant, Lt. Col. Ndanna along with the Vice Principal and in the presence of some of the old students.
Ndanna thanked the Class of 97 for their gesture. He lauded the initiative of the old students and promised to support the alumni.
Similarly, the Vice Principal, Francis Abang thanked the Class of 97 and called on other old students to emulate the good gesture. He
implored students to draw inspiration from the career talk delivered by the old students.
Two days later an award ceremony was held in honour of some of the former and serving staff of the school at Citi Height Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
Awards were doled out to former commandants, Major General Olorunfemi (rtd) and Brigadier General John Obasa.
Other recipients were Mrs Ijeukwu Ekobay, Mr Aloysius, Mr Otuya, Mrs Duduyemi, Mr Adeyemi and late Mr Fadahunsi whose award was received by his daughter.
Chairman of the Class of 1997, Harmony Onyeka thanked the management as well as his colleagues. He said the school needs the support of old students.
He urged students to shun vices and embrace the discipline being meted to them at the school.
The old students promised to organise periodical mentorship programme for the students as a means of encouraging them as well as preparing them for the future.