his Life
Today, we are celebrating the fulfilled life and transition to glory of our Husband, Dad, and Grandad, Elder Akanni Yahaya JUNAID.
ELDER AKANNI YAHAYA JUNAID was born in Olomu village under Ifo Local Government on the 23rd of January 1940. He had his primary education from Lisabi Primary School in the year 1949. His secondary education was from the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta between 1960-1964 bagged a National Certificate in Education (NCE) in 1969. He had a stint as a teacher in Egba High School between 1969 - 1970. He attended the University of Lagos, College of Education, Akoka where he bagged his BSc. Degree in Mathematics Education in 1975. His National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) year was at Ilorin, Kwara State in 1976.
As an accomplished educationist with a specialty in Educational Planning and Administration majoring in Mathematics and Physics, Elder Junaid joined the Ogun State Civil Service in 1976 as an Education Officer and was posted to Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro as a Mathematics Teacher where he rose to the post of the Head of Department of Mathematics in 1979 and was also made the House Master of Blue House in 1977.
Elder JUNAID, a lover of sports, during his tenure as the House Master, the prestigious Blue House won the School’s overall Inter-House Sports in 1978 and 1979 respectively. In 1981, Elder JUNAID was posted from Comprehensive High School Aiyetoro back to the Ministry of Education, Abeokuta where he worked at the Inspectorate Division of the Ministry of Education until he retired voluntarily as an Assistant Chief Inspector of Education in December 1987. He has traveled far and wide including a 9 months sojourn in France for a UNESCO course while with the Ministry of Education.
Elder JUNAID was not just a dedicated Teacher and Educationist, but also a devoted born again Christian who encountered the Lord Jesus Christ after his retirement and he was committed to serving the Lord Jesus at his home Church in Abeokuta, Ogun State until the time he rested in the Lord.
He is survived by his wife, wonderful and successful children, and grandchildren. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.