Ika Grammar School Old Boys (IGS) Set 1986 on Sunday 26th December 2021 held their 3rd Annual Reunion at the recently commissioned Fountain-Head Resort located at Olorogun Kuti Avenue, Owa-Ekei, Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
In his address, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fountain-Head Resort who is President of the association, Deacon Collins Melekwe acknowledged and appreciated the protection and mercies of God for preserving each and every one of them to witness another milestone.
He equally appreciated the support he got from members of the association during the planning and execution of his newly built and commissioned resort. According to him, “as the word Fountainhead denotes, everyone should endeavor to remember their root”, he said.
Deacon Melekwe noted that the aim of their annual coming together is to enable them to come up with new initiatives of ushering in more development to their school of alma-mater, saying that whoever they have become today, is with the help of the school.
Continuing, he noted that Ika Grammar School is their root, saying that the school made them who they are today. He appreciated the love of their teachers for training them from boys to men, maintaining that they will surely reciprocate their benevolence someday.
While urging all to remain committed and dedicated to the association, he said second secondary school friends are more like family and encouraged them to always be their brother’s keeper.
In an interview with our correspondent, the Welfare Director of the association, Mr. Tejiri Omowhara appreciated the amazing Grace of God and His continuous protection upon their lives.
He expressed joy for seeing his secondary school friends again after three hundred and sixty-five days of their last meeting, saying that the grace of God is indeed awesome, and prayed for more of His grace.
Mr. Omowhara who could not withhold his excitement disclosed that there is no association as interesting as that of the old school. According to him, the essence of their annual get-together is to remind themselves of when men were boys, to tighten up the bound of old school days, and chat ways of impacting positively the development of the school.
It was indeed a nostalgic moment for all the attendees. Some of the members present were; Deacon Collins Melekwe, Mr. Paul Nwiyi, Mr. Maxwell Egboh, Mr. Louis Nwaugbala, Mr. Israel Ojogbo, Mr. Tejiri Omowhara, Mr. Donatus Igheghe, Mr. Hilary Ajuebor, and a host of others.
By Judith Atorough