Alumni of Mount Carmel College in Ilorin, under the auspices of the Mount Carmel Old Boys (Class of 2005), have appealed to the State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to facelift the dilapidated physical structures in the school.

This was contained in a statement released by the school’s 2005 Set PRO, Ayuba Bashir, and made available to newsmen, on Wednesday, in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.

The old students, in the statement, urged the governor to do more for the school in the areas of infrastructural development.

They called on other members of the public to emulate the governor’s “grass cutting exercise”, by taking responsibility that would lead to the development of schools.

The statement read partly, “The action, described by yourself as ‘community work’ meant to inspire people to take responsibilities for government facilities located in their areas, has indeed not only caught the eye beyond the state, but also left a long-lasting impression of how to lead by example.

“We cannot commend you highly enough for your unflinching determination and service in developing the education sector by providing enabling environment for teaching and learning in the state.

“However sir, during your symbolic exercise and tour of the premises, the displeasing sight of some dilapidated structures as well as conspicous deteriorating environment of our beloved school would not have gone unnoticed.

“While Your Excellency’s endearing effort to lead clearing of the fields has been significant and commendable, there is a general feeling, however, that a complete salvaging of the hitherto bad infrastructural condition of the college would be the icing on the cake.”

“Although, we must not gloss over the fact that you did mention you would “renovate and rebuild most of these schools,” permit us to stress out that we would actually appreciate that the college is specifically targeted as one of the beneficiaries of the actual work that speaks louder than words – total rehabilitation.”

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