On behalf of the Board of Governors, Parents/Teachers Association and the entire Staff and  Students of this great School, I am particularly pleased and delighted to welcome you all to the 70th Year Anniversary of the existence of the School. I know that  reaching a milestone of this magnitude of long hlstory of achievements of the College will not go uncelebrated especially by you, the great Old Students having critically viewed your past antecedents before and  immediately on my assumption of duty as the Principal since September 2012. Your concern for succeeding generation of students as exemplified by your ever doting presence and emotional and passionate attachment to the school is unequal and a reflection of your love to the School.

I do not intend to treat you to an unduly lengthy discourse, it is however pertinent that I appeal for your patience as I share with you a brief situational report of some of our problems, hopes, aspiration and stewardship.

Offa Grams will be 70 in February 2013! The discussion of planned commemorative activities took the center stage at the recent OGSOSA meeting hosted by President Jide Falokun in Lagos on 13/01/13.

All OGS alumni are invited to what promises to be as exciting as the 50th anniversary of 1993.
Many sets are jostling to do something for the school on that occasion. Every set is encouraged to place congratulatory advert in the program booklet at a cost.

I am reminded of the Class of 69 contributions to the school in 1999, which included a gift of website to OGSOSA. Very many were ignorant of this, which excited the majority of young, vibrant members who promise to maximise its usage for the anniversary and general networking.

Let all those that can make it brace up for a greater re-union at Offa in February 2013.

OGS @ 70

With best wishes, God bless.

Eng. Kolawole Oladipo

The Class of 1969 had a hugely successful Reunion on December 22, 2012. It was remarkable that 15 of us including Leke Oladipo (aka Ambassador) attended. (Few including Leke, Engr (Alh) Maroof Oyewo and Dr (Pastor) Alabi Oladimeji apart from the host, Prof (Alh) Giwa attended with their families). It afforded some of us who had not seen one another for years (for some since leaving OGS in 1969) to meet again. It also enabled us to have a real appreciation of the handicap and plight of Leke.

The 1969 Class List can be found here. A more detailed list with contact information is available only in the registered area and can be accessed by registered members only.

At the reunion Prof Akanji kindly accepted to serve as Secretary of our Group and I. (Toso Alabi - Apollo - was nominated to take care of Socials with Sikiru Oyewo as our Treasurer)

We had a minute silence in memory of our members (9 of them) who had departed to the great beyond and prayed for the eternal and peaceful repose of their souls.

Even though we received apology for inability to attend from a number of people, the total absence of our galz smacks of a gang-up, a conspiracy! It made the gathering obviously incomplete! It can only be hoped that they would make amends by swamping future meetings in overwhelming numbers!

It was decided that we have the meeting more frequently (maybe biannually) and rotate the hosting among members. Those in Minna are angling to host the next reunion. A fuller account of the reunion is available in the registered are.

Highlights of other side events include -

  • The formal recognition and congratulation of Professor MA Akanji who recently assumed office as the VC of FUT, Minna. In his response, he thanked members and expressed appreciation for the overwhelming congratulatory messages he received. Members received gift of his Uni sourvenirs.
  • That of members receiving complimentary copies of a recently launched book titled Handbook on Laboratory Analtyical Techniques authored by (Alhaji) SA Oyewo
  • Letter from the Principal (Mr BW Ibiyeye) titled "Appeal for assistance on Infrastructural Development of the School". On this, members recalled individual and collective financial and other support rendered in the name of the Class and being rendered through ongoing contributions that OGSOSA was collecting for developmental projects for the School which perhaps the Principal in being new was not aware of. Additionally, the School, among a few others, would be a beneficiary of a Central Bank Project in the offing which would comprehensively be taking care of the infrastructural needs. Toso Alabi (Apollo) and Hassan Bolarinwa (Emperor Giga) were therefore mandated to discuss and harmonise the issues with the Principal, and report areas so identified which those other initiatives would not be touching.

Warm regards and luv to your families

Prof. Oladejo Lawal
Allan Dej)

Musbau Akani1969 Alumnus of OGS, Prof Musbau Akanji of the University of Ilorin, has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in Niger State.

Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB, the 6th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University assumed duty on Monday, December 3, 2012.

On arrival, the new Vice-Chancellor met with the Principal Officers and on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 with Deans to rub minds for the purpose of actualizing the Mission and Vision of his administration. Prof. Akanji on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 attended the 370th Senate Meeting where he assured them of better times during his tenure. Read More

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