A N200 million fund for the building of a modern school cafeteria as well as renovation and equipping of science laboratories is to be launched by the St. Anthony’s College, Ubulu-Uku Old Boys Association (SACOBA). The money will also go into building new modern hotels in the school.
This disclosure, contained in a statement issued by the 2015 Feast Day Organizing Committee and signed by Mr. Pius mordi on behalf of the Committee, stated that the launching of the fund is part of the activities marking the 2015 Feast Day of SACOBA on Sunday, June 14 at Ubulu-Uku.
The statement further noted that St. Anthony’s College, Ubulu-Uku which will be 60 years old in 2016 and is designated as one of the model schools in Delta State has, however, not been renovated to match its status unlike its peers.
According to Mr. Anthony Uzogo, president of St. Anthony’s College Ubulu-Uku Old Boys Association, the Feast Day activities will begin with a church service at St. Charles Catholic Church, Ubulu-Uku followed by a reception and launching of the N200 million fund at the college premises.
“St. Anthony’s College, Ubulu-Uku was one of the best schools in the old Bendel State. In academics and sports, it was always in the top grade hence its designation as a model school in Delta State”, Uzogo said. “However, it has not been accorded the kind of attention needed to live up to that designation over the years. While we embark on this project as old boys of the school, we hope the government of Delta State will pay attention to upgrading facilities in the school just as its contemporaries have been enjoying over the years”, he stated.
The statement went on to add that Chief Austin N. Izagbo, one-time Commissioner for Youth and Sport in Delta State, will chair the occasion while Mrs. J. E. Akinmoyewa, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Basic Education, Delta State will be special guest of honour.
Among the distinguished old boys expected at the occasion are Sir Okey Ofili, former Head of Service in Delta State; Chief Austin Aduba, former Commissioner of Police, Delta State and His Lordship, Bishop Michael Odogwu Elue, Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku diocese, the statement concluded.