Re: IKEJA HIGH SCHOOL OLD STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (IHSOSA) AUDITORIUM PROJECT UPDATE NEWSLETTER 2017 – JANUARY 2018
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Further to previous posts on the IHSOSA-IHS @40 School Hall Project, please see below detailed memo for our reading attention and necessary action from our umbrella body, Ikeja High School Old Students’ Association (IHSOSA) on the IHS School Hall Project and passionate appeal for funds and financial contributions to give back towards the completion of the School Hall Project as a Unified One to our alma mater, Ikeja High School that first gave to us.
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IKEJA HIGH SCHOOL OLD STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (IHSOSA) AUDITORIUM PROJECT UPDATE NEWSLETTER 2017 – JANUARY 2018
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COMMEMORATING IHS AT 40 YEARS
Dear IHS Alumnus,
A Happy and Prosperous New Year to You All.
Ikeja High School was 40 years on October 3rd, 2017!
A school that we “all once passed through”, that offered “high morals and academic work” and spurred us to become great leaders of today excelling in different fields and spheres of endeavour all around the World. God Bless Ikeja High School.
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary, the Alumni association was contacted by the school and in the end, the School Auditorium Project was unanimously agreed as an excellent choice amongst many other project/gift options. We were motivated by the obvious far reaching benefits of an auditorium especially for the students who have endured several years of unfavourable weather conditions to attend/hold educational programmes and activities.
After all efforts were made to set up committees and gather support/donations, the Ground Breaking/Unveiling Ceremony was eventually held on the 7th of October, 2017. However, the project pace has been quite slow due to financial constraints which led to frequent shifts in completion timelines.
Project completion delivery was initially scheduled for October 2017, then moved to November 2017, then December 2017 and now February 2018.
This is a Clarion Call to all IHS Alumni in Nigeria and Diaspora to Unite and Support the School Auditorium Project!
PROJECT SUMMARY AND MILESTONES
Project Type: Extensive Renovation/Remodelling and Conversion
Project Funding: Set Levy of N1million per IHS Set
Project Cost & Estimate: N7million
Amount Disbursed to Project/Building Contractor for 1st Phase: N2.6m
Project Balance: N4.5m (excluding accessories and fittings)
Project Delivery and Completion Date: February 2018
Project Phases and Timelines
Phase % Amount
1 45.0 N3,153,865.18
2 35.3 N2,475,008.82
3 17.2 N1,203,134.15
4 2.5 N175,179.70
Phase Delivery (Weeks)
Phase 4 Represents Retention 6 Months After Completion
ACCESSORIES AND FITTINGS
The following items have been listed here to be received as donations to the School Auditorium Project;
– 8units 2HP Split Air Conditioning Sets
– 1 Modern Multi Media/projector, Manually operated 6ft wide Sreen and projector
– 250 Hall chairs, no armrests
– 1 Public Address System: With 2 wireless microphones, Body pack transmitter, main unit, USB port and SD/MMC card slot
– 10 OX Industrial Standing Fans (20 inches)
The IHS Set Levy of N1million per Set – The Project Committee is making a passionate appeal to all the different sets to expedite action on their set levies. We thank all sets that have sent in part of their levy and make a passionate appeal for other sets to follow suit to mobilize more funds for the 2nd Phase of the project which is critical so the project does not drag.
=N=1Million happens when 10people give N100,000each or 50people give N20,000 each or 25people give N40,000 each or 20 people give N50,000 each or 100people give N10,000 each and so on.
PROJECT KICK OFF
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step…
Construction and remodelling work started on the 3rd of January 2018 (see photos below).
In the first Phase, the following were achieved:
– Extensive masonry work covering restructuring and plastering, stage casting
– Electrical wiring
– Plumbing (piping)
– Burglary proofs
– Window frames
The 2nd Phase was to have kicked off on the 21st of January. This is a critical phase of the project for which funds are not available as we write.
Although, the pace has been quite slow, we are committed and determined to deliver this project in full!
THE SIGNIFICANCE AND VALUE OF GIVING BACK
Giving Back is one of life’s important values as it helps sustain a cycle of growth and development. We are familiar with and may have engaged in various “community give back projects” as it guarantees leaving a befitting legacy of better opportunities for the upcoming generations.
THE RESPONSIBILITY TO GIVE BACK TO OUR GREAT IKEJA HIGH SCHOOL
Alumni play a large role in determining the future and continued development of an institution because you are also helping the current students and future leaders gain valuable quality education.
Ikeja High School offered us all more than what obtained in any average public secondary school at those times as we gained so much more than just an education from our high school, therefore we owe it a duty and responsibility to give back and return a favour to an institution that provided the bedrock of our overall development and contributed to the success that we have achieved in life.
APPRECIATION AND APPEAL FOR FUNDS
The IHSOSA Project Committee appreciates the efforts of every Alumni for their contributions and support in cash and kind and also the different IHS Sets chapters that have made contributions and makes a passionate appeal to all the different IHS Sets to mobilize more funds per their set levy which is desperately needed to get the School Auditorium Project completed by February 2018. May we all be blessed bountifully.
Ask your Set Representative (IHSOSA 1997 Set Rep – Mrs. Keji Oluwadare) should you have further enquiries.
Together We Can. Thank you very much.
God Bless Ikeja High School
And All Who Pass Through Her
IHS @ 40…Commemorating 40 Years of Leadership & Greatness
From: Ikeja High School Old Students’ Association (IHSOSA) Project Committee
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step and the way to get started is to start doing…
Further to previous posts, the unveiling and groundbreaking for the commencement of the IHSOSA-IHS@40 School Hall Project was conducted yesterday morning, Saturday, 7th October. 2017 on the IHS school premises.
From the IHSOSA-IHS@40 Planning Committee;
Most of us alumni agree that Ikeja High School (IHS) offered more than what obtained in any average public secondary school at those times, often, leading us to wonder if we were actually attending a public school. We all relish that nostalgic feeling when reminiscing our most memorable moments in school, always priceless. Our prayer is to continue to hear positive news about our school.
As our alma mater, Ikeja High School is 40years this year 2017, our objective is to herald a new future,
After meeting with the school authorities, a “School Hall” topped their list, which is one major facility that the school had always lacked. Consequently, approval has been given for the conversion/renovation of the reading room (former library facility) and store room to the IHS School Hall and is the IHS 40th Anniversary Project and is the Priority ‘A’ Project for the School.
As has been communicated to the various sets, in order to make the IHS@40 project and programmes a reality each set is to contribute the sum of N1million while for starters the upfront sum of N250,000 be made available by September 2017 for funds to be available to drive planning for the anniversary project and programmes.
Please note: All sums collected from individual members should be remitted to IHSOSA main account in the name of the Set only. Kindly indicate IHS Set Name in the reference/ narration field
We intend delivering the Ikeja High School Auditorium latest by the end of November 2017 before we all switch to the December holiday mood and we can only achieve this feat with the participation of all alumni.
The school management and students are hopeful for the reality the IHS School Hall Project by the Joint IHS Old Students’ Alumni and what a great difference it would be! From years and years of sitting under canopies in the heat, sun and rain weather conditions for the various students educational programmes and activities and look forward with brimming optimism to a school hall that facilitates and encourages meaningful learning and proper assimilation for the various student educational programs, seminars/activities in the coming years.
Pictures at the IHS @40 School Hall Project Unveiling are shown below with IHSOSA ’97 Set Representative – Mrs. Keji Oluwadare in attendance
The IHS 40th Anniversary Planning Committee encourages us alumni to align with the central vision to give back as a Unified One to our alma mater, that first gave to us and appreciates the efforts and contributions of the various sets thus far and appeals for our continued efforts and donations in making the IHS @40 School Hall Project a reality and see it through and commemorate 40 years of our great alma mater, Ikeja High School!
The IHS 40th Anniversary School Auditorium /Hall Project completion target date is set for November, 2017
God Bless Ikeja High School
And All Who Pass Through Her
For: IHS Class of ’97 Association EXCO