[EVENT] - Final Burial Ceremony Of Late Pa. Benjamen Adeniyi Folorunso Ajani Oke @...


            Who Slept In The Lord On July 28th, 2020

Benjamen Adeniyi Oke was born at Ola near ejigbo Osun State on June 6th 

1916, as the first child of his parents. He had seven siblings, He started his 

education at Baptist Day School, Ola in 1938, when he was 12 years of age. 

This should not be a suprise because in those days must touch ear before 

he or she could be admitted. He got transferred to Baptist Day School, 

Osupa Ogbomoso, Oyo State where he completed his elementary 

education and obtained his standard six certificate. After obtaining his 

standard six certificate, he returned to Ola to teach at alma matta for four 

years. He however left the service after he gained admssion ti Baptist 

College, Iwo in 1952 where he was traned as a teacher. Unfortunately, he 

had lost his father ealier in 1947, that incident force his mother to take 

care of him and his siblings. He married his wife heart rob Miss Akanni of 

Oloya compound. Bode Ikoyi/Sekoni, a nurse at the then Baptist Hospital, 

now Bowen Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso in may 1959.
In 1962 Oke won a scholarship to further his study abroad. He 

gained admssion to the Geaorgetown College, Kentucky, USA for a degree 

in education. He later proceed to the University of Kentucky where he 

obtained Master's Degree in education. He returned to Nigeria in 1967.
He emplyed as a teacher by th western regional government 

and taught in many schools. Of importance are Baptist Modern School, 

Sabo Ogbomoso and  Anglican Grammer School which he pioneered.
It is remarkable that he retired at the Anglican Grammer 

School Ogbomoso in 1984 after 17 years in service, this is in addition to 

his years as a primary school teacher at Ola, Osun State in the 50s. Pa Oke 

is stinct at Anglican Grammer School Ogbomoso was impactfull because 

of the innovation he introduced to the school. His handiwork includes 

most of the class rooms, School Hall now named Benjamen Adeniyi Oke 

Hall Science laboratory and so on and so forth. Aside physicall 

development, Papa Oke sets a standard for the school academically, he 

instilled discipline in his students, he debared truancy among the staff and 

students, improved sporting activities in the school and Christian 

devotion in the school and made possession of Songs of Praise a must for 

his students.
After his retirement in engage in poutry farming which was his 

hobby even when he was in service. In the year 2000, he returned abroad 

to Long Beach, USA, with his wife to join his children and grandchildren. 

He died in the USA on 28th June 2020 at a ripe age of 94. He was a 

Christian and a baptist denomination wise. As a matter ofd fact, he 

worship at Oja Oba Baptist church Ijeru Ogbomoso, where he served as 

organist for years. Chief BA Oke lived an exemplary and life of impact. Hie 

is indelible in the sand of time. He would be remembered for his strict 

adherence to his ideas, principles, and for his devotion to his family.

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