IDI-ABA. Down Memory Lane
Baptist Girls' School, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, is a training ground for Godly mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers who have produced outstanding Godly men and women, who have contributed enormously to the positive development of the nation of Nigeria. How did this institution achieve such an enviable objective? The foundation of any nation depends on the strength of the home that produces its citizens. The structure of any nation, however strong, will sooner or later, or sooner than later collapse and disintegrate if the foundation is weak. This is what Abraham Lincoln had in mind when he said, "The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world." These words resonate through the ages. The following pages and pictures record the testimonies of the builders of the nation who benefited from the selfless and sacrificial efforts of foreign missionaries and Nigerians who produced and developed "Idi-Aba." Educated in Nigeria and the United States of America Primary, middle schools - Idi-Aba Baptist Girls School, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1952-1955. Grade 11 Teacher's Certificate, Baptist Women's College, Idi-Aba 1956-1959. "Minister of Local Government" Senior Prefect, Baptist Women's College, Idi-Aba, 1959. English/ Literature Teacher, Baptist Women's College, Idi-Aba, 1960-1964. Head, ADRAO International School, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria, 1969. English and Sociology Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, 1973. Political Science Master's Degree, Specialization - Public Administration, University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1987. Oyeronke lives in a suburb of Minneapolis in the United States of America. She is a member of the American Society for Public Administration, worksfor a major department store as well as in service to God and humanity, while editing/compiling books on the side. Ronke is married to John Oladapo Lawoyin of 43 years and they have three grown children as well as five grandchildren.