The Chairman of the 50th-anniversary committee of the Old Students Association of Federal Government College, Kaduna, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, has advised alumni associations to assist younger generations to access quality education.
Speaking at the unveiling of the 50th-anniversary logo of the Old Students Association of Federal Government College, Kaduna, a statement by the association said that it was set to launch an endowment fund of N1bn for infrastructural development and alumni welfare.
Aig-Imokhuede noted, “The alumni owe it a duty to help the younger generations access quality education and enjoy the dividends of the country considering they were trained with taxpayers’ money.”
The president of the association, Mr Seyi Gambo, explained that N500m of the endowment fund would be earmarked for the improvement of the school infrastructure.
‘‘ This is one of the great ideas listed as part of the activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the school for impacting positive and winning attitudes in the present and past students. The other half will be for intervention in the lives of alumni.
‘‘The chief launcher will be Alhaji Aliko Dangote and other eminent personalities listed for the grand finale scheduled to hold in Abuja.’’
He said the anniversary would hold in January 2023, with the theme, ‘Role of education in building a united and detribalised Nation’.
The activities would take place in Kaduna, Lagos, Abuja, United Kingdom, Port-Harcourt, and Ibadan.
The Vice-President, General of Unity Schools Old Student Association, Michael Magaji, called for a robust public policy in the education sector.
He added, “If you look at the admission policy and the representation, it is not national anymore like it used to be in our time; so, we have to bring back those ideas and policies. Of course, there are limitations. People are feeling insecure about sending their child to various parts of the country because of security challenges.”