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Ogunsakin Seun Emerge Second In The National Tennis Championship Junior Category 2021

“To God be the Glory”!
Another “Shining Star” from Christ’s School!
Our Student Ogunsakin Seun emerged as the best second in The National Tennis Championship Junior Category 2021 held at Porthacourt on Saturday.

This is another “feather” added to the cap of the Principal Magnificus of the School,Revd.Canon Olurotimi Oso who received the Trophy from the Champion and his coach this morning in the School.
Congratulations to our Champ!
Up School!

Christ’s School Finally Goes Private As Ekiti hands over to Anglican Church

The Ekiti State Government on Monday returned Christ School, Ado- Ekiti, to its original owner- the Anglican Communion, in fulfilment of the government’s pledge to return all mission schools to their original owners.
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) returning the school to the Anglican Communion, said the handing over of Christ’s School would provide a template for subsequent release of other schools whose owners have indicated interest in having them back.

The brief ceremony which took place at the Governor’s Office, was witnessed by the Bishop of Anglican Communion, Ekiti Diocese, Christopher Omotunde, some leaders of the church and representatives of the alumni association of the 86 years old school.
Dr Fayemi stated that the return of mission schools would help in building a future generation of values-driven and morally sound individuals.
He added that the return of the schools would equally assist in lightening government’s financial burden, especially at a time when government’s purse is lean.

The governor who reiterated his administration’s commitment to engaging positively with missions that desire to take over their schools, expressed optimism that the returned school would assist the present administration in achieving “its policy thrust of reclaiming our land and restoring our values as Ekitis”.

“What we are witnessing today is a culmination of a process which began during our first term in office to return schools belonging to Mission bodies to their original owners, and I am delighted that the final consummation of the release of Christ’s School has been achieved. Ours will not be the first time such a consummation will take place between governments and missionary bodies, other states like Anambra, Lagos and Enugu had done similarly in the past,” he said.
In his remarks, the Bishop of Ekiti Anglican Diocese, Christopher Omotunde, who hailed the government’s decision on mission schools, commended Mr Fayemi for making good his promise to return mission schools to original owners
. “You initiated the idea of returning mission schools to their original owners during your first term in office. We are happy that you are here today fulfilling that promise with the return of Christ’s School to the Anglican Church.”

Mr Omotunde, who said Christ’s School had always been a model across the country, promised that the mission would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the school returns to its pride of place in Nigeria.
Odunayo Fagbeyiro, who represented Christ’s School Alumni and Bishop Omotunde, signed the MoU on behalf of the Anglican Communion, while the Secretary to the State Government, Biodun Oyebanji, and the State Attorney General, Wale Fapohunda, signed on behalf of the state government.
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Common Roots Art Exhibition

Exhibition of alumni  work in various media. 
Venue 1: Yabatech Art Gallery 
Date(s): 18th-24th September, 2021. 

Venue 2: Alumni Hall, Ado Ekiti 
Date(s): 2021 October Homecoming. 

Time: 9:00 a.m. Daily. 
Admission is FREE!  

Alumni Artists should please contact the listed Coordinators below for submission of works.
Pst Tunde Olanipekun
Baffles Gallery
08060121969 
Email: bafflesart@gmail.com

Dr. Foluso Modupe Abejide
Dept of Fine & Applied Art, 
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
08139413253
Email: abejidemodupe@yahoo.com

Dele Morakinyo
Diaspora Media Ltd
07038854249, 08023236378, 
Email: dmorax@yahoo.com

All works should be submitted on or before August 15, 2021.
Up School!!!!!

Kunle Jinadu visits late Architect Fola Alade’s Family.

The President Christ’s School Alumni Association, Kunle Lawal Jinadu paid a condolence visit to the family of late Achitect Fola Alade’s family in Lekki on Friday 9th July, 2021. 

Jinadu who was Accompanied by his wife, Mrs Olusayo Olakunle-Jinadu, the Association Treasurer, Otunba Jaiyeola and the Ex-officio, Mrs Iyabo Obasa acknowledged Late Fola Alade’s contributions to the development of Christ’s School and the Alumni Association.
The President’s entourage was received by Arc. (Mrs) Yinka Williams, baba’s eldest child. 

Late Achitect Isaac Fola Alade attended Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti for his secondary education. In 1961 he graduated from the Nigerian College of Arts & Sciences and Technology Zaria (now Ahmadu Bello University) as one of the first four pioneer Architecture graduates. Thereafter, he completed his post graduate studies at the Architectural Association School of Tropical Studies, London in 1965, on a Commonwealth Scholarship.

Late Fola Alade, one of Nigeria’s most renowned Architects joined the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as a Resident architect in the old Western Region. He was the first Architect to become a Federal Permanent Secretary in 1976, a post he held until his retirement in 1979 after which he established his private practice Fola Alade Associates in 1979.

Chief Fola Alade who died on June 19, 2021 was a pride to Christ’s School and the Alumni Association. His contributions to the Nigerian Architectural designs include: 
1. 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
2. Federal Secretariat building, Ikoyi, Lagos.
3. National Stadium, Lagos
4. Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
5. Satellite Town, Lagos
6. Nigerian Air force base, Ikeja.
7. Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies building, Kuru, Plateau State.
8. National Judicial institute, Abuja.
9. Nigerian Embassy buildings in 11 countries

‘Tosin Jegede
Public Relations Officer (PRO)

Chief (Elder) Oyebode Oyewole: A Year After You Left, We Remember You

It was your threnody we sang for days on the hills at the bank of the river of no return as you were ferried across to the land of the saints. Your legacy stayed behind you as we watched you go to the world beyond; we were forlorn on our toes, our voices sad in woe. For days we wailed and for months, we jeremiad and sighed wishing you were back from your ride to eternity. Today, July 13, 2021 is a year of our waiting knowing that you will never come back to us but we shall continue to sing your requiem and pray that you regale in bliss where you are.

Today, I chant your name in a memorial of thanksgiving my big brother and senior in school Chief Oyèébọ̀dé Oyèéwọlé, Founder of Christ’s School Ado Ekiti Old Students platform and my predecessor as its Chief Administrator. I sing your ode with the audacity of a kindred and call your name in tribute with the voice of the living. I beckon to the heavens to remain peaceful at your stead. You are now with saints and live triumphant over death in eternity. For a life well-lived, the West honours you with the rise of the sun, the East venerates you with the setting of its power; the North bows for you with the beauty of the Horison as the earth touches the sky, while the south is in awe of you as valleys shudder for the glory of the Hills. Indeed in honour of you, Christ’s School, Adό Èkìtì and all its extensions order in the name of Christ, the abyss to stay quiet in peace like a new baby asleep in its cradle. 

You have crossed the seven hills that mark your departure from this firmament and have crossed the river of indigo with its colour of love. You now bless the throne of the Messiah, live with angels and sing with saints in a world that never ends. Your spirit is transcended beyond this sphere, your values stay beautiful amongst us as your agenda remains the same to celebrate your Alma Mater and turn the world round to make it a better place just as you did. You held strong in your lifetime; yours was a life of grace. Thus with a homily of love, I sing your song on this platform in your first memorial amongst the noble alumni of your Alma Mater. Christ’s School Adό Èkìtì blesses your spirit from Àgìdímọ̀ Hills; its alumni celebrate you across the globe; your mates bask in pride for you and this Facebook portal honours you for being its founder. We appreciate the legacy you left behind. 

Outside the regime of Àgìdímọ̀ heights, you were a pure Yorùbá son, an Ọmọlúwàbí to the core and remain a name on everybody’s tongue. You were a man of passion, Ọkọ-ọ̀wọ́-baálẹ̀, Ìtu Tábà and Balògun Ìkọ́làbà, Ìbàdàn. Indeed like a true son of your city, you were a testimony that Ìjà ìgboro lààrùn Ìbàdàn for you were forever at the epicentre of social and welfare wars. You belonged to the noble cops of journalism, the profession of street fighters where pens are their guns, newspapers belong to the infantry, radios, televisions and internets are the armored divisions and everywhere is the battleground. In the media houses, your pen talked with the voice of tornado. You wrote and whales craved to read newspapers under the sea while elephants looked for radio to listen to your voice in the wild. You walked, the world walked, you shook, the sea shook. You fought for the course of the poor, challenged for the lowly and was counted for justice everywhere you were. Oh yes, Bọ̀dé Oyèéwọlé, you caused ripples that make the tsunami a child’s play to the guilty and with your exploits, you were the Ògìdímọ̀làjà that does not know himself, has not met himself and cannot understand himself. 

You shone like the Star of David and now your children walk the street shoulders high that they had a father to call their own in you. Your neighborhood blesses your name because you brought new values to their environment. You were the Postmaster of goodwill, the Bank Manager of the Bank of love and the Registrar of the Guild of encomiums that would put any census to shame. You rode high as the scion within the ancient city perched among seven hills. Indeed, he who knew you did not meet you, he who met you did not know you; you yourself never knew yourself, never met yourself and will never know or meet your kind anywhere except in eternity.

Adébáyo Adénẹyẹ – Adéjùwọn’s Facebook post many years ago shall forever impart in me to recognize my role as a human being who can only pray but will never be able to answer prayers. That anyone is alive today is partly a result of the efficacy of prayers but more importantly, we are all breathing because God is not done with us yet. When God is ready to take us home like He did to you, He will do so without consulting anyone. He never consulted you my big brother and will never consult whomever. Thus in one accord, we wish you well where you are my predecessor, big brother and senior at Christ’s School, Adό Èkìtì. Stay blessed Chief Oyèébọ̀dé Oyèéwọlé, Founder of Christ’s School Adό Èkìtì Old Students Facebook group. You are now an ‘Àǹjọ̀nú Ìberù’ that death can no longer harm; you burn red oil without turning red and can harbour death’s wanted child in your house and nothing will happen to you. You were a blessing to our platform, a mace of gold to our school and a Royal that shall continue to dance in our hearts in a musical of love. 

This platform remembers you today on the first year memorial anniversary of your departure to the world beyond, son of Oyèéwọlé. We say God be with you till we meet again to the man with the agenda for his alma mater to turn this world round for the better and we salute you on behalf of Christ’s School Ado Èkìtì, its alumni and extensions.

Rest in peace Chief(Elder) Oyèébọ̀dé Oyèéwọlé. Àkànjí-Ìdí-ọ̀mọ̀, Àyàkimogìrì, ọmọ ilé Ọdẹ́jọbí; Ọkọ-ọ̀wọ́-baálẹ̀, Ìtu Tábà

God bless