The Permanent Secretary, Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun appreciated the old students of Queen Elizabeth School Ilorin for their commitment towards development of the their Al ma Matta.
The Permanent Secretary who was represented by Mrs. Dupe Adekeye at the official commissioning of a chemistry laboratory renovated by the 1990 set of the college, pointing out that the facilities will go along way in giving the good conducive learning environment.
“We all know that the state government has been making a lot of efforts towards infrastructural development in our schools through renovations and building of new classrooms and other structures.
“This kind gesture will contribute to these efforts and turn around our education for good,” she explained.
She described education as one of the good legacies the parents can give children, stressing that the renovation of the chemistry laboratory will not go unnoticed by the state government assuring that it would also be surely rewarded abundantly the God Almighty.
She however, enjoined the school to make good use the facility and ensure its proper maintenance.
Earlier in her welcome speech, the Principal of the school, Hajia Sidikat Taye Lawal appreciated the Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq for his constant assistance on the school needs.
She thanked the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun for being supportive to the school, disclosing that some times last year heavy rainstorm blown off some structures in the college.
She said immidiately the school authority alert the ministry, they swung into action and fixed the dilapidated structures there by making the school conducive for teaching and learning.
She also commended the Chairman of Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Mallam Taoheed Bello for posting qualified teachers to the school.
“Aany school with standard facilities and there is no competent hands to handle such facilities is just a waste. If someone visited the school in the last few years and drive around the school premises, definitely such person will appreciate the remarkable achievements so far made,” she added.
She gave kudos to the former Kwara State Commissioner for Water Resources, Hajia Arinola Lawal for replacing all broken water pipes in the school compound for the use for the convenience of both the teachers, students and residents.
The Principal stated that pumping matching of solar energy bore hole was replaced by 1991 set, Hajia Ayisat Ndako Mohammed of 1984 set single handedly construct a block of three classrooms which was constructed within four weeks, revealing that her set (1981) also renovated dinning hall with kitchen, 1990 set renovated Chemistry Laboratory while 1986 set took charge of comprehensive renovation of Fatimoh house.