GOC Asks Alumni to Rescue Public Schools From Ruins

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The General Officer Commanding 2 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Okudili Azinta has tasked Alumni of public schools to rise to the challenge of rescuing their Alma Mata.

The GOC who said this is imperative following the daunting challenges currently bedeviling public schools asked them to return to develop their school which is their heritage.

The GOC noted that it is obvious that alumni of public schools are the best human capital that can transform and facelift infrastructure deficit in most public schools.

Major General Azinta stated this over the weekend while commissioning eight million naira project executed by the Class of 1988 graduates of Command Secondary school Ibadan.

Represented by Brigadier General Ayodeji Adenuga, Major Azinta maintained that alumni of public educational institutions should rally round themselves, form groups and plough back to make their Alma Mata what they can proudly show to their children.

“I want to thank the Class of ‘88 for contributing their quota to the recommendations for the uplifting the school. Doing more, whisper to some other sets to contribute to their school. We all know the government cannot fully shoulder funding of schools again. It is time to rally round your Alma Mata to make it what you can proudly show to your children that you were there.”

The Secretary General of the Class of ’88, Dr Dauda Busari noted that they resolve to refurbish the Dinning Hall, Bought benches and tables, Fan and fix casement to produce human beings who will be able to contribute to the development of the society.

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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.

While condemning the terrible state of facilities in the nation’s public school, he tasked government to collaborate with alumni associations to transform the minds of students being nurtured in a refugee-like environment.

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