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GOC urges alumni to give back to alma mater

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The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Okudili Azinta has tasked alumni of public schools to rise to the challenge of rescuing their alma mater.

Azinta lamented the challenges confronting public schools appealed to alumni members to return and develop their school, which is their heritage.He noted that alumni members are the best human capital that can transform public schools through infrastructural development and giving existing ones a facelift.

The GOC who disclosed this while commissioning the eight million naira project executed by the Class of 1988 set of Command Secondary school, Ibadan enjoined alumni members of public educational institutions to form groups and give back to their alma mater as a sign of gratitude.

Represented by Brigadier General Ayodeji Adenuga, the GOC said, “I want to thank the Class of ‘88 for contributing their quota to the recommendations for the upliftment of the school. We all know that the government cannot fund education alone; it is time to rally round your alma mater to make it what you can proudly show to your children that you once attended the school.

The Secretary General of the Class of ’88, Dr Dauda Busari said they decided to refurbish the dinning hall, provide benches and tables as well as fans to produce future leaders who will be able to contribute to the development of the society.

While imploring the Commandant and the Army Corps to keep their heritage, Dr Busari noted that their foundation for greatness was laid in the school.He condemned the deplorable state of facilities in the nation’s public schools and tasked government to collaborate with alumni associations in giving a facelift so as to produce worthy future leaders.

 


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