King’s College: It’s History and Principles at the Founder’s Day Lecture (Photos)
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King’s College: It’s History and Principles at the Founder’s Day Lecture (Photos)

Itohan Ferguson

Floreat Collegium is Latin for the expression ‘May the College Flourish”, this is the motto of King’s College (KC), a school that has been around, a lot longer than our nation. In celebrating 108 years of its existence, King’s College had a founder’s day lecture. In attendance were both Old ‘Kingsmen’ and young ones. It was held at a hall in King’s College, located at  Catholic Mission Street Lagos.

The lecture was a blend of both the past, present and future values of KC and how it may be exemplified into making a new Nigeria possible. The Guest speaker at the event was Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakari, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

In his speech, he highlighted chivalry, hard work, honesty and perseverance as qualities that could make a new Nigeria possible. A brief history of the enduring college for boys was highlighted. This prestigious institution was founded in 1909, it was a joint decision made in the colony of Lagos in 1906, that a school for boys be established.

According to history, the school was built with the sum of ten thousands pounds, with great Nigerian men, going through its four walls. Some of the great men who are old boys of King’s College are:HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Dr. Sunny F. Kuku, Alex Ekwueme, Alhaji Femi Okunnu, Otunba Adeniran Ogunsanya, Pastor-Ituah-Ighodalo, Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakari.

Olor’ogun (Dr) Sonny Kuku (Co-Founder of The Eko Hospitals)
Mr Yinka Odutan , Mrs O.G Onyeguiri,Mrs T. Akinyemi- Osagwu, Mr. Akinpelu A. (Admin’s of King’s College
Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakari (President Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria)
Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakari (President Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria) delivering his keynote address
Cross section of the audience
Alhaji Kashum Imam
Nimi TJ Amachree with Engr. Ashim Oyekan
Dr Leke Osuniyi (Vice President Old Boys Association) with Mr Lucky Idike (General Secretary King’s College Old Boys Association
Ukpe Enoh, Bayo Kyauta & Hakeem Ladi Lamuye
Cross Section Of KC Students
Moses Nasamu with Somto Udom
Chuma Anosike, Pastor-Ituah-Ighodalo& Alhaji Kashum Imam
Kelechi Mbagwu
Dr Chuks Osanife with Adebola Adefope
Pastor-Ituah-Ighodalo General Overseer of the Trinity House Ministries International and the founder of Ighodalo & Co. accounting firm
Dr Leke Oshuniyi (Vice President King’s College Old Boys Association)
Cross Section Of The Special Guests
Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakan, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Dr Sonny Folorunsho Kuku, Dr Leke Oshuniyi, Alhaji Kashim Imam, Chuma Anosike & The Special Guests
Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakan, Ibezim Elizabeth & Some of the Students
Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakan with the Team Members Of King’s College Old Boys Association
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo With Some Of The Students Of King’s College
Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Isma’ila Muhammadu Zakan, Alhaji Kashim Imam & Mr Lucky Idike
Chuma Anosike, Alhaji Kashim Imam & Dr. Sonny Folorunsho Kuku

Photo Credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme

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