Anglican Grammar School Ubulu- Uku Old Boys Association (AGSUOBA), Lagos chapter, has renewed commitment to the development of their alma mater.
At a recent gathering to round off its activities for the year, the Alumni reminisce on how the school shaped their lives and contributed to what they have become in life and vowed to give back to it.
Particularly intriguing was the story by ex-Green Eagles player, James Udemba, who recalled how a principal of the school flogged him and his teammates, mercilessly, for losing 2-0 to another school in a football match.
“That fateful morning, I and my teammates never anticipated what was waiting for us. We got to the assembly hall as usual. After conducting the assembly, the principal called members the school football team forward and tongue-lashed us for losing to another school.
“He did not stop at that, he flogged us, mercilessly, before the entire assembly. That marked the turning point in my football career. After that experience, my team never lost to another team through out our stay at the school. I started seeing football as a serious business and ended up becoming a player in the national team, Green Eagles,” he said.
Apart from James Udemba, the gathering attracted many distinguished old students, among whom were the President-General of Association (Worldwide), Dr. Geoff Ohen; the President of the Lagos chapter of the association, Mr. Okey Odibeli; Ben Omife, Dennis Okoh, Senior Pastor of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Daniel Deiyi, who gave admonition at the event.
Also present were Vice President, Lagos chapter, Moses Okocha; Phillips Nwaokpani, Bright Uwabor, Diopka Samuel Okoh of 62 set, Paul Ogbolu Chris, Prince Mike Nobei, Peter Chiemeke, Sebaston Nwokolo. Godwin Okonkwor, Christian Ebegbune, Joseph Obah, and Nwanze Cletus (Secretary), among others.
Odibeli thanked members that took out time to attend and those that donated towards the successful hosting of the gathering.
“We have had great fun with plenty to eat and drink, even as our alma mater remained on the front burner,” he said.
The event featured popular hymns sang in the school, cutting of cake, free speeches, riddles and jokes.