Nigerian Concord Newspaper
The President of Victory College Old Students Association (VICOSA), Omolofin (Dr) Olusoga Sofolahan Atibioke, has said that the best form of investment any good parent should be willing to bequeath to his or her child is education as the profits are endless regardless of social class.
This became known during the 2023 National Annual General Meeting and 19th Reunion Programme of the college held at Pharmacy House beside Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps Office, Akure, the State capital.
According to him, education is a transformative process that enables individuals to unlock their potential and acquire essential knowledge, skills, and values.
He noted that education provides a platform for personal growth, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving abilities adding that it empowers individuals to make informed decisions, enhances self-confidence, and promotes lifelong learning.
“The journey of National body of VICOSA started in year 2004, when some old students came together to form the National body of visibility and to give back to our “foster Mother”. “At the establishment of this National body in 2004, a lot of improvements have come on the college that we are proud of today.
“The National Executive Committee has been energized with various subcommittees and class sets structures for the continuous improvement on the college.
“Two Hundred and Seventy-Three members were present at the general meeting from; the immediate Past National President of the Association, Prof Michael Faborode of the 1972 Set, some members of Victory College Old Students Board of Trustees, TG Olabode Ariyo of the 1976 Set and Mr. Kolawole Aduloju of the 1971 Set, the former Vice President of Southwest Zone.
“His Lordship Bishop Michael Adesua of the 1964 Set, the National Executive Committee of Victory College Old Students Association, and all the Chairmen and Secretaries of Sets and their members that form the National Convention, namely: Mrs. Olayinka Jonah of the 1980 Set, the National Welfare Officer, Engr Gbenga Ologun of the 1991 Set who is the National Publicity Secretary, Dr Ibukun Felix of the 1986 Set who is the National Financial Officer, and equally stood in for the National Treasurer Mr. Bode Ajigbolamu of the 1975 Set and the Mr. Adedoyin Alao of the 1984 Set, being the National Secretary, and host of others.
“All the classes Sets were represented, from 1958 by Chief Ayo Oloruntuyi, Mrs. Monisola Shaba and the class 70 team, Erelu Dele Aribisala and her class 71 set, Rtd Magistrate Lekan Agunbiade of the 1977 Class Set and his team, Aunty Mojisola Adeusi of the 1978 Set and her class Team, Alhaji Dansulaiman Ismaila of the 1979 Set and his team, Classes 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 down to the 2011 Sets were all represented with their team members”, he said.
The President therefore acknowledged and salute the contributions from various class sets into the development of the college.
The AGM used the opportunity to fill some vacant positions within the National Executive Committee as the following members were elected to serve the Association; Engr. Olaniyi Oluwole of the 1980 Set as the Zonal Vice President for South-West Zone, that comprise of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Oyo States.
“Deputy Comptroller Tairu Ogungbe of the 1991 Set as the Zonal Vice President for North-Central Zone, that comprise of Abuja, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa and Plateau States and Mr.Ayodeji Adunbiode of the 2006 Set as the Zonal Vice President for South-South Zone, that comprise of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta, Edo, and Rivers States.
Others are Hon. Abiola Amuda (JP) of the 1988 Set as the Deputy National Secretary of the Association, Mrs. Grace Foluke Aturu of the 1983 Set was elected as the Deputy National Treasurer of the Association, Mr. Dansulaiman Ismaila (Onimale) of the 1979 Set as the Deputy National Welfare Officer of the Association, Mr. Emmanuel Ehiojie of the 1997 Set as the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Association and Barr. Oladiende of the 1994 Set as the Deputy National Legal Adviser of the Association.
Earlier, the Principal of the College, Mr. Adebayo Ajimuda who is currently the ANCOOPS President in Ondo State assured the gathering that the staff of the college remain committed to actualizing the vision and mission statements as declared in the College as “only the best is good enough for the school”.
“With your cooperation and that of other stakeholders, we are sure of making the desired positive impact in the lives of our learners and educators alike to the glory of God”, he added.