Former students of Government Secondary School, Fadan Kaje, in Kaduna State, on Saturday reviewed the current state of facilities at the school and resolved to “do everything possible” to restore its lost glory.
The old students, at a congress in Kaduna, lamented the appalling state of the school after Mr Bala Tokan, President of the Old Boys Association, who had earlier been mandated to visit the school, told them what he saw.
According to Tokan, the school hall is an eyesore while the few available chairs are in bad shape.
Tokan spoke further: “There are no sporting facilities, the school fence has collapsed, exposing students to danger, while the students hostels have neither doors, windows, light, nor toilets.
“The situation is black and bleak which is a challenge to all the old students. We must do everything possible to make the school better,” Tokan said.
He advised old students yet to register, to do so immediately and strive to contribute toward making the school better.
The president also urged the 71 registered members of the old students body to pay their dues to enable the body meet its goals.
Also speaking, Mr Dominic Yahaya, the traditional ruler of the Atyap nation in Kaduna State, commended the association for mobilising more old students to support the bid to restore the institution’s lost glory.
“The association is moving forward; I believe we will achieve whatever we want if we stand together as one.
“If people come together as one, they can achieve whatever they want to achieve because the sky will only be their starting point. I see this association moving to that high point,” he said.
Yahaya advised the association to meet the Kaduna education commissioner and Governor Nasir El-rufai for support and urgent assistance so as to save the school from collapse.
Edited by Ephraims Sheyin