The KIA Lakeside Academy, a crèche, nursery, primary and secondary school, Abuja, was at the weekend, officially dedicated to God and formally unveiled to the public by the Primate, the Church of Nigeria, His Grace, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, who prayed for God to use the school to raise God -fearing children to the glory of his name.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman, Governing Council of the School, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi stated that the KIA Lakeside Academy, which was established in 2008 in Jabi, Abuja, has grown from seven pupils at inception to 200 students now.
According to him, the school was established in memory of late Kunbi Irene Adebiyi (KIA), who lost her life in the unfortunate 2013 Dana air crash. “Kunbi was a prodigious child in whom the parents, friends, family members and well-wishers were well pleased.
Kunbi was someone who cared for others, especially the less privileged. She graduated BSc in Economics and obtained a Master’s degree in Development Economics. She also had a Post-Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from the Harvard University”.
“In pursuit of his love to care for others, she established, quite early in life, a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, through which she sponsored and provided succor to the less privileged persons in Nigeria and Ghana.
Prof. Afolabi revealed that, “This school is established in her memory. She will live forever in our hearts and in the hearts of all those she sought to give a wing to fly their dreams.
The goal of this school is to continue from where Kunbi stopped. KIA Lakeside Academy is designed to give all Nigerians and every other people the opportunity to access quality and affordable education.
The school is not established for profit- making. The goal is to offer World- class education to all who are opportune to apply and gain admission here.
The facilities in this school can compare with the best anywhere in the world. The teachers and administrators are carefully selected and recruited based on high standards.
He encouraged parents and guardians to seize the opportunity offered by KIA Lakeside Academy to access quality education for their children and wards. That is what Kunbi stands for”.
In his speech, the Special Guest, the Executive Secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Eng. Umar Gambo Jibrin commended the Proprietress, Mrs. Titilayo Adebiyi and her husband Prof. Dan Adebiyi for establishing such a quality and impressive educational institution.