Our Story

Odofin Secondary School was established 7th September 1981 and the first principal was Mr G.A. Dada. The first set of students, much like its other counterparts in Mile 2 Complex were comprised of class 1 students transferred from Government College Ojo (Present location of Lagos state University)..

Origin of our Alumni

Much as so many ex-students of Odofin Secondary School might have made effort in the past to initiate an alumnus for the school, the landmark effort is the Facebook account created by Solomon Ogbeta on 18th February 2009. This group has Five hundred and sixty-four members (564)...

Benefits of OSS Alumni

An Alumni bears the semblance of some group of friends who feel like hanging around together once in a while for some casual reasons. And sure, such 'casual' reasons might well be worth the while. After all, a little 'leisure' with some good old friends can be a wholesome fillip to life...

Our history

Odofin Secondary School was established 7th September 1981 and the first principal was Mr G.A. Dada.

The first set of students, much like its other counterparts in Mile 2 Complex were comprised of class 1 students transferred from Government College Ojo (Present location of Lagos state University). The initial set of building structures at that time was the half-block-and-roof style. Three new storey building blocks were later erected and were commissioned on Monday 27th July 1987 by the then Lagos state Military Governor – Captain Okhai Mike Akhigbe.

Origin of our Alumni

Much as so many ex-students of Odofin Secondary School might have made effort in the past to initiate an alumnus for the school, the landmark effort is the Facebook account created by Solomon Ogbeta on 18th February 2009. This group has Four Hundred and Eighty-four (484), the largest number of ex- Odofin students that cuts across almost all the ‘generations’ of students from the inception of the school in any group portal at the time of this write up.

While there have been several pockets of meetings organised by our ex-students for the purpose of reunion and formation of alumni, the social media revolution has eventually facilitated our cohesion on such online platforms like Facebook and Whatsapp. These various ‘splinter’ units would ultimately serve as the bedrock of more formidable alumni.

Below is a table depicting the various social media group known to the author at the time of this writing:

S/N

GROUP NAME

PLATFORM

CREATED BY

DATE CREATED

STRENGTH

01

Odofin Sec Sch Mile 2

Facebook

Solomon Ogbeta

February 2009

564 Members

02

Odofin Sec Sch Mile 2

Facebook

Leo Oluoma-Nkpadobi

June 2009

262 Members

03

Odofin Model Sec. Sch. Mile 2

Facebook

Ismail A oladipupor

February 2012

110 Members

04

Odofin Sec Sch Mile 2. 96/97

Facebook

Immoh S. Obot

February 2014

615 Members

05

Odofin Sec Sch Mile 2. friends

Facebook

Oveps Better Mbah

October 2016

136 Members

06

Odofin Sec Sch 96/97 set

WhatsApp

Immoh S. Obot

October 2016

527 Members

07

O.S.S. Alumni Worl wide

WhatsApp

Immoh S. Obot

December 2016

438 Members

08

Great Odofites

WhatsApp

Gbenga Qassim

May 2015

32 Members

Benefits of OSS Alumni

Beyond the surface

On the surface, an Alumni bears the semblance of some group of friends who feel like hanging around together once in a while for some casual reasons. And sure, such 'casual' reasons might well be worth the while. After all, a little 'leisure' with some good old friends can be a wholesome fillip to life. But beyond the seeing of some good old friends and renewing of acquaintances, I see A WELL COORDINATED ALUMNI as follows:

1) The Bedrock of Progress to our various backgrounds: By 'backgrounds', I mean, our primary and secondary schools. Imagine that every school we ever attended, from the nursery, primary, secondary (and universities) had VIABLE ALUMNI. My perception is that these VIABLE ALUMNI might have somehow strengthened the various schools that 'produced' them.

2) A Robust Network: Society is a chain - a sort of link and inter-links. No one has it all and someone always has something. Every aspiring individual becomes more valuable when s/he finds suitable notch in a value chain. Viable alumni MAY hold such place for one or more suitable entrepreneur.

3) A Backbone for societal values: "In our days this", " In our days that". Have you ever heard some elderly persons resorting to "in our day's phrase" in reference to the deteriorating societal values? I've heard it countless times, and sorry to say, I've 'caught' myself saying, "in our days!".The fact is, OUR SOCIETAL VALUE CHAIN keeps cracking up at their joints.The very strong culture of ALUMNI across our institutions of learning is a backbone for transmission of those "good old values" that are almost gone with the "good old days".

There are several other beautiful reasons more than the aforementioned and while we pry on for good governance, a strong culture of alumni remains one way of not just giving back to society, but being heard as units of governance too.

I think one strong purpose of our education and civilization as a whole, is to reinforce humans' progress from some microcosm scale - origins and small cluster units.Development thrives where there's a strong link between the past and the present. Beyond the SURFACE FLAVOUR of reunions, a viable alumnus serves as a very strong link between societal development and growth.

- Obot, I.S.