The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun on Saturday, July 22 paid a visit to his alma mater, the Anglican Comprehensive High School, Ipaja, Lagos formerly known as Awori Comprehensive High School.
The Media Consultant to the Old Students Association of the School, Mr. Tunji Oguntuase made this known in a statement made available to Church Times.
Egbetokun who visited the school with a couple of police officers according to the statement, said his visit was in connection with the preparation for the school’s 50th anniversary.
He explained that he was not in the school as the Acting Inspector General of Police but as an alumnus of the school and as the Chairman of the Planning Committee for the 50th-anniversary celebration of the school.
Award for students
The Acting IGP who was of the 1979 set of the school was excited to see the transformation that has taken place in the Anglican mission school.
He commended the Anglican Communion and the management of the school for keeping to the Anglican tradition of excellence.
He also gave assurance that he would do all within his ability to mobilise his friends and other old students of the school to support the school for the massive turnaround to its infrastructure.
Egbetokun promised that henceforth he would give awards to the best-behaved students and the best in mathematics from each class of the school every academic session.
Recalling his time in the school, Egbetokun said, “I am eternally grateful to God for the time spent at the school and the impact the school had on me”.
The National President of the Old Students Association, Reverend Femi Lapite thanked all members of the management and assured the institution of the continuous support of the old students of the school as indicated by the IGP.
The Executive Secretary of Lagos Anglican Schools’ Management Board, The Ven. Dr. Ayo Olusa expressed gratitude to the IGP and the executives of the Old Students Association for their support and concern.
He implored them to make good their intention to enhance the infrastructure of the school.
The Principal of the school, The Ven. Joseph Adediji appreciated the Acting IGP for taking out time to visit the school while also encouraging other old students of the school to “look back and give back to the school”