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Adeleke unveils upgrade of St John’s alumni N20m alma mater roads

Adeleke unveils upgrade of St John’s alumni N20m alma mater roads
Adeleke unveils upgrade of St John’s alumni N20m alma mater roads

Leading alumni of St. John’s Grammar School, Ile-Ife will today break new ground with the commissioning of a 20 million naira road upgraded with 5,965 interconnected blocks. The project is the brainchild of a series from 1979 to 1984. The road is 150 meters long and six meters wide, with a double bell-shaped passage at both ends.

According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary of St. John’s Grammar School Old Boys Association (SJOBA), Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Osun State Governor, Senator Demola Adeleke, is expected to commission the project.

With a one-way open drain of 150 metres in length, the connection is expected to have a long life, given the use of laterite as an upgrade and the application of material layers to ensure that vegetable waste does not seep in.
The construction, which took 14 weeks to complete, was successfully structurally tested by driving a vehicle at a speed of 25 meters per hour.

SJOBA President, Dr. Odunayo Osoba, commended the group, saying SJOBA continues to set the standards that other alumni associations must follow.

He recalled how other groups had built a new toilet block, rehabilitated classrooms, teachers’ quarters and the library.
His words: “The 1979-84 set has raised the bar for giving back to their alma mater with this massive project. I believe other groups will have their eyes set on higher goals.”