By Gambo Jagindi
December 21, 2020
GSS Tudun Wada Reunion : Principal seeks support of alumni to salvage school structure
The Principal, Government Secondary School Tudun Wada, Abuja, has appealed to the school’s Alumni to assist refurbish some of the infrastructure and dwindling financial resources facing the school.
The Principal, Mr Akor Sunday, made the appeal during the reunion, recognition and the unveiling of alumni of the 2006 set of the school on Monday in Abuja.
He reminded the students that the purpose of organizing alumni group was to celebrate old times, good memories and to begin another chapter of new relationships.
He added that the meeting was also a time to start thinking of what members of the alumni could give back to their alma-mater.
The principal said that the school currently has several challenges which includes; dilapidated state of the school hall of excellence, poor water supply, lack of electricity and library among others.
He commended the former students for coming together with the mission of giving back to the institution.
Earlier, the former head boy and organizers of the reunion, Mr Amir Said, appreciated the school authority and teachers for their mentoring and fatherly support during their school days.
Said pledged the support of the group in developing the school.
According to him, the objective of the alumni was to bring together, foster unity among the old and present students with a view to providing financial assistance to members.
He said it was time to give back and the alumni was ready to provide the necessary support to some areas with urgent repairs like the library, reading rooms, lecture halls and training centres. The former head boy said the alumni would also assist members to be gainful employed by maintaining the database of unemployed members to secure suitable jobs.
“On behalf of members of the alumni, l promise to maintain functional website for the school and publish periodical magazines with valuable information that will be useful to members of the association
Mrs Rifkatu Chidawa, Commissioner for Tourism in Niger State, commended organizers of the reunion and also encouraged them to support the development of the school.
Chidawa, a former principal of the school, said although alumni activities were more vibrant in universities, there are many lessons for secondary school alumni associations to learn from.
She said that such associations could be useful in forging cooperation and lifting financial burden through donations to the less privileged students and reaching out to the unemployed with a view to assisting them.
She encouraged them to be good ambassadors of the school as well advocates for peace, which was highly needed in the country.