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...Feted Old Teachers, Active Members

It was a glitzy and glamorous Saturday, February 17 evening as over 100 students of the 2006/2007 graduating students of Tomia Community Senior Secondary School, Alagbado converged on the school compound — to celebrate 16 years of graduation. Turning left at Mosalasi bus stop from Sango, the first turning on the left leads to the citadel of learning that has birthed many personalities from all walks of life in its 31 years of existence — Tomia Community Junior and Senior Secondary School — there, the Old Students Association, 2007 set gathered to honour some of the teachers who tutored and mentor them in secondary education.

Turning right at Mosalasi bus stop from Sango, the first turning on the left leads to the citadel of learning that has birthed many personalities from all walks of life in its 31 years of existence — Tomia Community Junior and Senior Secondary School — there, the Old Students Association, 2007 set gathered to honour some of the teachers who tutored and mentor them in secondary education. The rendezvous got its planning underway in 2023 when some of the old students reignited the love and affection shared amongst each other back then. The planning started on a WhatsApp group where suggestions were made on reconverging and relaunching the set’s association — the plan was greeted with acceptance, but many disagreements that birthed meaningful agreements.

The rendezvous got its planning underway in 2023 when some of the old students reignited the love and affection shared amongst each other back then. The planning started on a WhatsApp group where suggestions were made on reconverging and relaunching the set’s association — the plan was greeted with acceptance, but many disagreements that birthed meaningful agreements. Fast forward to Saturday, February 17, 2024, old faces met again but this time in more mature and successful containers. The gathering was laced with smiles, hugs, shakes, pecks and other means of sharing compliments by highly elated friends of over 20 years.

Fast forward to Saturday, February 17, 2024, old faces met again but this time in more mature and successful containers. The gathering was laced with smiles, hugs, shakes, pecks and other means of sharing compliments by highly elated friends of over 20 years. The event commenced at 2 pm with the invited teachers seated glowing in smiles and filled with joy in their hearts witnessing a beautiful gathering as this after sixteen years.

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The event commenced at 2 pm with the invited teachers seated glowing in smiles and filled with joy in their hearts witnessing a beautiful gathering as this after sixteen years. In the welcome address of the head of admin of the Association, Ogundele Akeem Adewale, he welcomed everybody while thanking God for the success of the day as well as the committee led by Adedokun Ahmed Adegboyega for putting up such a wonderful reception. He thanked the other mates for their trust and vision.

Part of the activities witnessed saw each class take to the dance floor to give thanks to God and also show their dancing skills as they vibe to the trending musical hits from the wheel of DJ Wire. Following suit were the commercial students and science respectively.

The award presentation moment saw Messr Majekodunmi Muyiwa and Mrs. Aminu Olabisi feted with the Award of Recognition and Appreciation by the Chairman planning committee, for their contributions to the association and the success of the day.

Former principal of the senior secondary school, Comrade Salawu gave the celebrants some words of fatherly advice as he wished them good luck and God’s speed in their endeavours.

The then Biology teacher, Mrs. Awoleye Oluwatoyin also dropped from her tank of wisdom to admonish the celebrants. The school principal, Mr. Apoeso Olasupo as represented by Mrs. Adesina, also gave pieces of advice amidst excitement at what he’s witnessing from the 16-year reunion. As part of further recognition and appreciation of their contributions to the academic and moral growth of the old students, Comrade Salawu Lateef Alagbe was presented with an Award of Honour as presented by a member of the association, Mrs. Famuyiwa Oluwayemisi.

As part of further recognition and appreciation of their contributions to the academic and moral growth of the old students, Comrade Salawu Lateef Alagbe was presented with an Award of Honour as presented by a member of the association, Mrs. Famuyiwa Oluwayemisi. Another awardee was the former Chemistry and Biology teachers, Mrs. Zubair Kafayat and Mrs Awoleye Oluwatoyin who were also conferred with an Award of Honour respectively, The presentation was done by Kabiru Lawal.

Another awardee was the former Chemistry and Biology teachers, Mrs. Zubair and Mrs Awoleye… who were also conferred with an Award of Honour respectively, The presentation was done by Kabiru Lawal.The rest of the party was all about dancing, wining, dining, exchange of pleasantries under wonderful showers of heaven which according to many is a sign of blessing for the day.

The rest of the party was all about dancing, wining, dining, exchange of pleasantries under wonderful showers of heaven which according to many is a sign of blessing for the day.

Reacting to the gathering, some of the attendants in brief notes to Platinum News gave kudos to the planning committee for the wonderful get-together put up within this short period.

Some of the attendants expressed their pleasure at what they tagged as a wonderful event in bringing everyone together back to base. CEO Fash Interior, registered his feelings “God’s blessings, mercies, favour and undiluted favour will never cease in our lives. Long live TCSSS, and live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Really love and appreciate each and every one of these groundbreaking successes. Kudos”

Mr. Godwin Lawal who served well as the reporter of the day with the event by event updates to members who couldn’t make it, via the WhatsApp platform commented, “Oluwaseun 😊. I have gotten home too. Congratulations to all of us for the success of the reunion after so many years🥳🥳🤗🤗🤗. Kudos to the committee members and all our set members for our input in one way or the other for the success of today’s event 👍. It was indeed a success, and seeing all our wonderful faces after so many years was so elating and fulfilling 💖”

According to Oladimeji George, it can only get better. “I really want to appreciate the committee and everyone that turned up, God bless you exceedingly and absolutely. It’s great to see our friends and colleagues again. Seeing some of the teachers was a long trip down memory lane😁. It can only keep getting better!.. Weldone 👏🏽👍🏽”

In her words, Abayomi “Empress” Oluwakemi of the science class wrote “I was really happy and blessed that this reunion held today, despite not on the ground, but much present online… The outcome was awesome, really appreciate God and our awesome committee making this dream a reality. My teachers, I bless God for being an impactful giver…Words failed me, but I know God will bless every one of us and carry us to the place of destiny. I love you allall”.

Rebecca Adedeji “Really happy to be at the reunion it’s a wonderful experience for me and I really appreciate our committee for a job well done kudos to you guys and everyone thanks for coming and God bless you all AMEN”

Olopade Kehinde “Eyin committee 3 gbosa for una👊👊👊good job well done 👏”

Olalekan Rebecca of Commercial Class “Thanks everyone and especially our committee u guys really try and am so excited God bless u all”

CEO Rainbow Beauty Home, Awokoya Adenike (Nee Adeyemi) of Science Class also registered her excitement “It was a great weekend😂 for me today and I was very excited seeing my old friends 🥰I pray we shall be able to do a bigger one than this in Jesus Christ name 🙏
Love you all 🥰😍💞”

The 17th anniversary promises to be a blast as there are huge plans on the ground which include awarding scholarships to outstanding students amongst other big plans in the offing.

The committee in charge of the reunion:
Adedokun Ahmed Adegboyega
Science class
Chairman committee
Majekodunmi Muyiwa
Art class
Committee secretary
Sonde Olabisi
Art class
Committee Treasurer
Omolaja Funmilayo
Art class
Committee P.R.O 1
Adeleke Ayoola
Art class
Committee P.R.O 2
Azeez Shakirat
Art class
Member Committee
Ifeanyin Philip
Art class
Member Committee
Fashola Ibraheem
Science class
Member Committee
Idriz Omotoke
Commercial class
Member Committee

Tomia Community Secondary School is a government-owned learning institution which comprises Junior Secondary School 1 to Senior Secondary School 3. The school was founded in 1993 and has over the last three decades become one of the most formidable schools around Alimosho local government and noticeable schools in Lagos State with an outstanding academic reputation built by teachers and administrators of source as well as well coordinated and behaved students amongst who have put their names in the history book of academics and successes in their endeavours.

Tomia Secondary School remains the most peaceful secondary school in Lagos State since its inception till date — a record that has endangered parents and guardians to have it placed as the top option in their scale of preference.

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