…As Kolade Segun-Okeowo, Prof Ogunsile, Dr Rasaki, look forward to networking and socialising with other members at the event.
By Charles Segun ADEGBITE
The first national conference of Makun High School Old Students Association, MAHSOSA, will hold this Saturday, September 21, in preparation for the 40th anniversary of the school.
According to the Acting Chairperson of the association, Mrs. Pero Aina Oyelami, the conference will be an amalgamation of various sets, starting from the premier set of 1980/85 to the latest who just graduated this year.
The general secretary of MAHSOSA, Mr Kayode Shomorin and his predecessor, Mr Victor Abimbola disclosed that they are expecting all old students from across the world, especially those in Europe, America and African countries.
Interactions among members on the WhatsApp group platforms revealed that members of the MAHSOSA are in the three continents aforementioned.
Among the notable alumni being expected at the conference include: the first Senior Prefect(Boy) of MHS, a Consultant Anaesthetist, Dr Adebayo Isiaka Rasaki, a Professor of Industrial Chemistry, of the University of Ibadan, Prof Babatunde Ogunsile and former National President of the All-Nigeria Conference of Evangelical Drama Ministers (ANCEDRAM) and MD/CEO of Zionstone Media, Evang. Kolade Segun-Okeowo(KSO).
While the ultimate goal of the meeting is to jawjaw on the 40th anniversary of the MHS, the gathering is a homecoming event for all MAHSOSA members.
It will be a reunion for those who have not seen one another for ten, twenty, thirty and even thirty four years, after leaving the school.
Businesswise it will be an opportunity to connect and network; in addition to socialising, and the series of reminiscences that will follow.
Makun High School(MHS), Sagamu, was established in September 1980, along with other secondary schools founded by all the state governments in Western part of Nigeria.
The schools were products of the free education policy of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo‘s Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) which was instituted to democratise education in the entire South Western states, being governed by the political party then.
MHS had her strong foundation of discipline and industry laid by the first principal, late Rev. J.O. Ogunbomehin who administered it between 1980 and ’85,
While the second principal, late Ven. Olufemi Osituyo sustained the foundation, built upon the principle he met and handed over to the third principal,late Akogun Segun Okeowo (of the Ali-Must-Go students unrest in Nigeria) in 1990.
Chief Okeowo who administered the school till he was transferred to Remo Secondary School, Sagamu, in 1995, brought a lot of changes to the school, like his predecessors.
Of all the three public secondary schools in Makun community, Sagamu, built in same 1980, MHS has distinguished herself in many areas and sustained her leadership position in academics, sports and others.