By AMINU GARKO
MINNA- The Old Boys Association of GSS Lemu, has urged the Niger Government to restore the boarding status of the school.
”Revisiting the deboarding of the school is a way of preserving the basis of which it was established,” it said.
A statement issued by Idris Jibrin, spokesperson of the association in Minna on Tuesday said, ”the school was established as a boarding school in 1977 to boost secondary education in the area and the state at large.
”The status of the school as a boarding one should remain, so as to raise a well-groomed future leaders for the state and Nigeria, in general.”
Jibrin said said that deboarding of the school would wipe out the outstanding records achieved in raising professionals, as well as technocrats.
He stated, ” the school has become a force to reckon with in academic excellence in Niger.”
Meanwhile, Jibrin has decried the deplorable condition of the school and appealed to the alumni to make sacrifices by supporting the it.
He commended some indigenes of the area for the provision of motorized boreholes in the school.
Jibrin also called on the school based management committee(SBMC), to liaise with the traditional rulers of the host communities to handle the issue of alleged encroachment of the school land.
The spokesperson of the state Ministry of Education, Mr Jibrin Kodo, said that the school was deboarded sequel to some security threats, adding, ” it was also due to the recommendation of the security agencies.
”But, the state government will soon look at the possibility or revisiting the decision.” (NAN)