In the beginning…
The idea of floating an alumni association was conceived by a crop of bright and futuristic young ex-students of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure in 1958. Their dream was to have a platform that connects the old students with their alma mater with the belief believe that a link between the past and the present would chart a roadmap for the future and ultimately rub-off positively on the school and its stakeholders. The outcome of their deliberation gave birth to what is today known as Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure (OGSA) Alumni Association.
Since its inception more than 60 years ago, the association has largely achieved the dreams and aspirations of its founders by promoting and advancing fellowship amongst the alumni of the school, both in Nigeria and in the Diaspora through a carefully woven network of branches, led by committed ExCo members at the state level.
Our focus is woven around the time-tested truism that to live a fulfilled life is to positively impact humanity. Consequently, our commitment is encapsulated in the three-letter word CIP which stands for Capacity Building, Infrastructural Development and Protection of members’ interests anywhere in the world.
We are committed to bridging the funding gap in the infrastructural development of within the school campus. We are not unmindful of the intricate link between academic performance and well-equipped laboratories and conducive learning environment. Our goal is to harness the resources of our members and partners to build an institution that all of us can be proud of.
Protection of members’ Interests
We are committed to protecting the interests of our members both at home and in the Diaspora. Our mantra is: what concerns one, concerns all. To this end, the association shall support individual members to excel in their professions, businesses and careers in an ethical manner.
The school adopted the phrase “The Only School” in 1957 when it became the first school in the whole of Western Region to be granted approval by the old Western Region Ministry of Education to enroll its students for WAEC in year 5.
Meet Our President
Dr. Adeniyi Ijogun
Dr. Adeniyi Ijogun fondly called ‘Niyi’ belongs to the 74/79 set of the graduating students of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, (OSGA). He is a British trained professional Quantity Surveyor of repute, currently a Board Member of the African Association of Quantity Surveyors and a former Board member of Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria. He is a certified fellow of numerous bodies and organizations which includes Society of Construction Industry Arbitrator(FSCIarb), Institute of Direct Marketing of Nigeria(FDM), Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria(FICE), Institute of Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria(CFIAR), National Institute for Education and Research, India, a member of the Association of Cost Engineers of UK and of the Nigeria Institute of Management. He is also a CP3P certified PPP professional (Public-Private Partnership Professional) and a certified Construction Industry Arbitrator.
Dr. Ijogun is a passionate entrepreneur driven by his sterling quality performances and proven competence to turn around businesses. He is the Managing Partner of the Quantity Surveying and Project management firm Billing Cost Associates, Chairman of Premier Holiday Resorts and also of Premier Evergreen Farms both in Igbara-Oke, Ondo State.
Niyi is a devout Christian and a lover of football and badminton. He is a member of the distinguished Ikoyi Club 1938, Excellence Club of Lagos, Gentlemen Quintessence Club, Ondo State, Excellent Men Fellowship RCCG, Magodo, Lagos.
He is the immediate past chairman of the Lagos Branch of the Alma mater and the current President of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Alumni Association.
He is happily married to his heartthrob Dr. (Mrs.) Aderade Ijogun and the marriage is blessed with children.