Old students of Ilesa Grammar School have commended Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola for reversing the school’s name after the former Governor Rauf Aregbesola changed it.
In the reclassification of schools by the previous administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola in Osun State, Ilesha Grammar school was tactically phased out . This was a big surprise to many especially the old students of ilesha grammar school who knows the history of the school.
Meanwhile, the present government under the leadership of Governor Oyetola corrected this and reversed Ilesha Grammar school from Ilesha High School.
In an interview with Dr. Oladimeji Alo an old student of Ilesha Grammar School, he said the reversal of the school name has restored the glory of the school and for this the old students and the whole ijeshaland are grateful to Governor Oyetola for deeming it fit to reverse the name despite not being an ijesha man.
Dr. Alo said that this government is a serious government as it has taken steps to reactivate the school as the bush that has covered the school has been cleared off.
In the same vein, a UK based old student of the school, Mr. Muyiwa Ayodele said Oyetola has succeeded in bringing back the lost glory of the school and that of ijeshaland by reversing back to the old name which the forefather worked so hard to laid down the school.
According to Mr. Ayodele, the school had produced great men like Pa Lateef Jakande , Pastor E.A Adeboye, Late Justices Kayode Eso and so many others and so many of these great men will be delighted to see the glory of the school restored to its original name.
Mr Muyiwa said that the old students in diaspora had plan to support the government by making a enormous donations in the area of ICT and building a benefiting School hall for the school to show their gratitude to the governor for this stride step taken to restore the glory of the school.