Titcombe College Class of 91 Donate 300-seater exam hall To Former Sch

The Class of 85-91 students of Titcombe College, Egbe, Kogi state has donated a 300-seater examination hall to their alma mater during its 30th anniversary reunion.

Titcombe College (ECWA) is a co-educational school which used to be a mixed boarding and day school. The school, which was established in 1951 by Rev. Tommy Titcombe in Yagba West local government, is now a day school.

President of the TC Class of 91, Mr Kenneth Bamisaye said at the 30th anniversary reunion and dedication of the Hall yesterday that the project initially budgeted at N8 million was constructed at over N20 million, to address the challenges faced by students in writing external examinations. He urged other TC alumni to support the school in the area of landscaping, dining hall and rebuilding the hostels.

“The dedication of our pet project, Class of 91 Examination Hall and 30th Anniversary celebration of 1991 set of Titcombe College marks an important milestone in the life of our set and our dear alma mater. This unique and auspicious day in the annals of our set will remain a moment to relish and be proud of.

“We collectively conceived the idea of this project at our first reunion and the foundation of the hall was laid by the erstwhile president, Otunba Eludayo Eluyemi four years ago. Seyi Johnson of blessed memory, who headed the group, rekindled the dimming light of the project. The project was ambitious but we were motivated by the eagerness to give back to this fountain of knowledge.”

For Secretary General TC 91 set, Dr. Michael Dare Idowu, the Motto of Titcombe College: ‘Learn and Worship’ encapsulates the ideals and beliefs of the school imbued in all its students. “The crescendo of this project is being witnessed today because of the friendship, bonding and resilience of TC 91 set who have generously given their widow’s mite to fund this edifice.”

Senior Prefect, class of 91, Engr. Friday Abimbola said the project was like ‘living a big dream’. “Construction of this edifice wouldn’t have been possible without God who used Otunba Eludayo Eluyemi (first president and convener, TC 1991 set) a visionary leader, to gather all members of TC 91 set.”

Secretary General of Titcombe College Old Students Association (TCEOSA), Elder Stephen Aro (2432 Class of 1984) who represented the President, said the 1991 set are now the pacesetters among all other sets. “Our vision is for TC is to have a university that shall be named after Rev. Tommy Titcombe. You are the pacesetters and champions, you are now set of encouragement.

“Don’t rest on your oars, let the spirit continues we can go places with your cooperation and the cooperation of other sets. We want to see this school go back to the boarding days. ECWA should not leave TC alone, they should assist the school as they used to do to enable it reclaim its lost glory.”

Principal of Titcombe College, Elder Olufemi J. Onirinwa said, “finally the project was completed. Unequivocally, set 91 was the first among many to begin a building project in this compound. The kick-off was enviable but at a point there came a distortion resulting in misunderstanding among the set which stagnated the project for some years. But being a focussed, proactive and dogged set, they never allowed the storm to hold them down forever.”