By Glam & Essence
The 1982 set of Lagos Anglican Girls’ Grammar School, Surulere,are all set to celebrate 40 years of finishing from the school.
Chairman of the Media Subset of the Anniversary Committee, who is the Publisher of Glam and Essence Magazine, Mrs Susan Eyo Honesty- Ikpe,in a press statement said that events to mark the anniversary will start in January with a Thanksgiving Celebration at the Founder’s Day Church service,which will hold on January 27, at the school chapel in the premises.
According to her,”the 40th Anniversary is a special event, because it is an opportunity to reunite with our old friends and classmates and reminisce on our time as students of LAGGS.It is also a good time to show our gratitude for the sound educational foundation we received as students of this great school”.
Also planned as part of the anniversary celebration would be courtesy visits to their two octogenarian principals, Mrs Benson (1978-1981) and Mrs Labode (1981- 1998) by some of the members of the ’82 set, to thank them for their guidance and mentorship.
“ Our set is unique because we had the privilege of having two principals during our years in school and we are thankful they are both still alive to witness the results of their training in our lives,”explained Eyo-Ikpe.
And for the school,the LAGGS 82 will be giving back by installing new ceiling fans in all 32 classes of the Classroom Block and also launch the 1982 LAGGS Education Endowment Fund (LEEF 82) with a seed fund of N2million Naira to support the school’s efforts on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Education.
President of the set,Mrs Sola Salako-Ajulo,said,
“We plan to provide additional education support for current girls in STEAM Education to increase the numbers of girl child career choices in these areas. Our intervention will include Extra Coaching; Intra School Competitions, State, National & International Competitions; Excursions; Teacher Skills Enhancement & Infrastructure Support
Our goal is to improve the learning outcomes of the students in STEAM education in order to increase the numbers who will pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics thus improving the statistics of female professionals in that sphere. The LEEF project will be an annual support project from the 1982 set.”
The 40th anniversary celebration will not be restricted to Lagos,Nigeria alone,as activities are being planned to celebrate with old girls of LAGGS in the diaspora.
Two class reunion events are planned for UK based members in June, and US based members in July.
There will be other activities throughout 2022 to celebrate the 40th anniversary,that includes a Girl Child Education Symposium in May, and an End of Year Gala /Fashion Show which will hold in November to close the year long celebration,with some of the old girls on the runway.lt promises to be an anniversary to remember.