Army Day ex-students celebrate 20th anniversary, donate science lab to alma-mater
Class of 2002 Alumni of Army Day Secondary School (ADSS) Mogadishu Cantonment, Asokoro, has handed over the newly renovated and remodeled chemistry laboratory to the school.
The project was executed to commemorate their 20th anniversary of graduating from the school.
The Commander, Defence Headquarters Garrison, Major General Elias Attu, commended the old students for remembering and giving back to the school in recognition of their formation period.
Attu, who was represented by the Commanding Officer Administration, Navy Captain Hassan Dogara, said defence headquarters recognised that education was an expensive venture, hence, its effort to continue investing in it.
He said investment in education had been replicated in the army, Navy and Air Force, through their various schools.
According to him, it is not easy for members of a set to come together and develop a part of the school’s academic adventure to remodel and furnish a chemistry laboratory.
Attu urged the students to reciprocate the efforts of the alumni who had invested their time and resources by studying hard to be able to give back in future.
The Chairman, ADSS Class of 2002 Alumni, Major Ismaila Ajibola, said the project was conceived and executed by the Class of 2002 to commemorate their 20th anniversary.
Ajibola said the motive behind the project was borne out of their desire to give back to their alma mater, which marked the beginning of their journey towards secondary education and consequently, tertiary academic pursuits.
Representative of the Director, of FCT Secondary Education Board, Abubakar Aliyu, lauded the group for complementing the government’s efforts in the provision of educational facilities in unity schools.
The Principal, Mr Zaki Adama, who was represented by his vice, Nemngwi Johnson, thanked the old students for their support to the school in different areas.