The Chairman, Board of Trustees of Unity School Old Students Association (USOSA), Mrs. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, has decried the worsening state of Federal Government Colleges.
She said this prompted Unity Schools’ alumni to send their children to schools outside the country, lamenting that “this unfortunate situation should not be encouraged, as it is tantamount to investing our hard earned resources in foreign schools and developing foreign system of education.”
USOSA urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider one of its members for the position of minister of Education.
It said the government should tackle insecurity to ensure development.
This formed part of a communiqué issued after the 35th plenary of USOSA, themed: “USOSA resurgence: Harnessing our diversity for national security”, held at King’s College Annex, Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The communiqué, signed by Lawrence Anirejuoritse Wilbert (President-General) and Nasir Wasagu (Secretary-General), reads: “USOSA, as a community of graduates from the federal government secondary education institutions, who benefitted from the Unity School concept and a functional public sector education system, with demonstrable track records for consistent support and partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education, advises President Buhari to consider naming an ex-student of the Unity School as the next minister of Education.
“The body believes that it is time for Nigeria to reap from the huge strategic socio-economic investment in generations of Nigerians, who have benefited from the excellent secondary education provided through the Unity Schools, as they represent some of the most competent persons in their fields across the globe.”