Gombe Governor Attends Old Students Association’s AGM

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has emphasized the need for alumni to give back to the institutions that nurtured them to success in life.

Governor Inuwa made the call in his address at the occasion of the 7th Annual General meeting of of the Old students Association of Government Secondary school Gombe.

“Giving back to our school can take many forms, can be done by offering our expertise as mentors to current students, by sharing knowledge and wisdom gained over the years, by organizing career development guidance, workshops to inspire our future generations and other young minds who look up to us today as mentors, I am particularly moved by the donation of JAMB/UTME forms by the 2022 graduating set of the year (2022), this is a clear demonstration of the readiness of the young to follow the footsteps of the old”.

He believes both the school and teachers play an instrumental role in shaping the lives of students to achieve their nursing dreams in all facets of life.

Governor Inuwa however appreciated the resilience of the leadership of the GSS Gombe old boys association, urging the younger generation in the school to borrow a leaf from the current members committment for a sustained legacy.

“I have listened carefully to the challenges being faced by the school as presented by the principal and the Association’s president and therefore wish to assure you that our administration will address those needs at the appropriate time especially the issue of land encroachment, degradation as well as the inadequacy of instructional and learning facilities”.

Speaking on his administration’s strides in education, the Governor rested his government’ commitment to continually invest in human capital development with education as one of the prioritized sectors.

The Governor said his administration over the past 4 years has constructed and renovated over 1200 classrooms and mopped up over 350,000 out of school children through Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA), upgraded 5 existing schools to mega school standard and special schools in order to meet the demands of modern basic and post basic education

He added that his administration is currently building a brand new 600 capacity School of Nursing and Midwifery, explaining that when completed, the current site of the school of nursing which used to be part of GSS Gombe will be returned back to the school so as to have more space and facilities for conducive learning.

Earlier in his remarks, President of the association, Dr Muhammad Bose Ahmad highlighted series of achievements recorded by the old boys since inception as well as few other challenges facing the school with a call on the governor to intervene in bringing solution to the listed problems.

Dr Bose appreciated Governor Inuwa Yahaya for physically turning out to honour their invitation inspite of his tight engagements.

Also in his welcome address, the principal of the school, Mal Abubakar Sadiq Suleiman noted that the alumni of GSS Gombe today bursts of a number of notable citizens including a Governor, Ministers of the Federal Republic, State Commissioners, senior members of the academia, members of business and political class among many others.

Malam Sadiq Suleiman expressed confidence that Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya will address the lingering highlighted challenges bedeviling the school in due course.

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