In appreciation of the consistent unparalleled interest and support for the Campaign for Alma Mater Endowments, the NGO has seized the rare opportunity of celebrating Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s CON FCA 60th birthday in her peculiar manner, and in conjunction with the office of the State Head of Service.
Forty (40) selected students from the Ogun state governor’s alma mater, African Church Primary and Secondary schools, Owu Abeokuta were selected to embark on a 3-day visit to Shongai Farms, Port-Novo, Republic of Benin, to commemorate his birthday. Ten (10) officials accompanied the governors’ juniors for proper guide, care and monitoring. The excursion which commenced from Monday 22nd through Wednesday 24th January 2018, was targeted at exposing the pupils to life outside classrooms. It is also part of the Campaign’s ways to advocate the culture of giving back to one’s alma mater.
In the course of the tour, the students were exposed to the history of the farm; latest farming techniques in crop planting, farm management, procedures to recycling waste products into other useful means like fertilizer, gas, energy and household items, etc.
While taking the pupils round the farm, the tour guide, Mr. Gerald Akaba emphasized that the farm system was established on the premise that nothing should be wasted, adding that both human and material wastes could be turned to useful products. Areas visited include the palm oil production unit, animal production unit, vegetation area, fishery site, bio-gas plant, mechanical department amongst others.
Undoubtedly, the students affirmed that they had so much fun in the course of enlightenment and looked forward to more of such opportunities in all schools across the nation.
Finally they sang and cheered in English, French and Yoruba languages in praise and celebration of the illustrious alumnus that has availed them the great opportunity.