By Ayo Olowu
Members of the Old Students Association of C.A.C Grammar School, Akure have been charged to frontally tackle the challenges facing their Alma Mater towards repositioning the school for greater heights.
The National President of the school’s old students association, Chief Olatunji Akinsanmi gave the charge in his acceptance speech at the swearing -in ceremony of members of the newly elected National Executive of the association held at the school’s multi-purpose hall on Monday.
While describing C.A.C Grammar School as a top- notch among colleges in Akure, Akinsanmi affirmed that with their inauguration, the new executives have the mandate of sustaining the ongoing developmental strides in the school.
He emphasised that election has come and gone and that it is now time for members of the new executive to face the real task of moving the association to a much higher level of performance.
While emphasising the intellectual capacity of C.A.C Grammar School, Akinsanmi noted that the school has produced global leaders who are presently occupying leadership positions in their various fields of human endeavours.
He assured that the new executives under his watch will firmly uphold transparency and accountability in the discharge of their duties.
He expressed appreciation to all members of the association for the opportunity given him to serve the association in the capacity of National President and promised to do everything within his powers to closely work seamlessly with other members of the executive to steer the association to laudable heights.
“It becomes imperative that we cannot conjecture failure in both thinking and actions in handling the affairs of our association.
“It is our responsibility personally and collectivelly, especially the leadership to uphold the noble objectives of C.A.C Grammar School, Akure Old Students Association in all regards.
” In addition, the enviable profile of C.A.C Grammar School, Akure must be sustained”, Akinsanmi said.
While soliciting the support of all members for the new executives, Akinsanmi appreciated members of the outgoing executive for their commitment to the mandate of the association through the execution of developmental programmes and projects in the school.
In his valedictory speech, the outgoing National President of the association, Dr. Friday Obarhua said his three year tenure was a rewarding and interesting experience.
Obarhua noted that the executives of the association under his watch recorded several accomplishments that will remain indelible for generations to come to benefit from.
The Principal of the school, Mrs. Oluwapelumi Adetimehin commended the old students for successfully inaugurating their new executives whom she expressed optimism are set to move the school to greater heights.
Mrs. Adetimehin equally expressed her excitement at the re-union of the school’s old students urging them to redouble their efforts towards the growth and development of the school.
While describing the school as a Citadel of Learning, she assured that the school authorities will continue to partner the old students in the task of moving the school to greater heights.
Members of the newly elected executives are Chief Olatunji Akinsanmi -National President, Mr. Ajetumobi Adeyemo- Vice National President, Magistrate Dapo Adebayo -National Secretary, Mrs. Ebun Ayilara- Financial Secretary and Dr. Kolawole Oluwadamilare- Treasurer.
Others are Mr.Festus Omolere-Auditor General, Mr. Makanjuola Inumidun- Public Relations Officer and Ms. Adebukola Adeoba- Assistant National Secretary.