From DUMAH RANDONG
PLATEAU State Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, has commended the Boys Secondary School (BSS) and Girls High School (GHS) Gindiri for maintaining the academic standard of the two schools.
He expressed delight with the performance of the Boys Secondary School for coming second in a competition which held in Tunisia noting that this has not only done the institution proud but Plateau State and Nigeria at large.
Prof. Tyoden gave the commendation during a visit to their Alma-mater by GOSA set 68 as part of activities to mark the 51 Anniversary last Saturday.
He stressed that over time, the Management of the school has not only ensured that the standard was maintained but has also maintained facilities in the school adding that, for the past 51 years most of the structures left behind were still standing.
Although he was quick to point out that there were some facilities that had deteriorated and noted that from their interaction with the principal, the standard has been sustained and maintained.
He said meeting with mates after 51 years was a thing of great joy that it gave them an opportunity to reflect back when they were young and innocent adding that, now as grand parents, they have experience to fall back on many historical events to fall upon, he added.
The Deputy Governor, however adviced GOSA to be more circumspect in terms of participating in politics, urging them to always keep the flag flying.
Chairman GOSA set 68, Mr. Satle Daze noted with happiness the bond of love among GOSA members and stressed that the reunion service was an avenue for set 68 to reconnect with the school, staff and students and share their feelings after parting for a very long time.
Daze disclosed that, as a class of 68, they were agitated to having seen some things they used to have were still around and described it as historic. He advocated for a Museum to be set within the school where the old facilities could be kept for historical purposes.
Our correspondent reports that the set 68 presented a cash donation towards the establishment of an archive in the school.
In their separate remarks, Principals Boys Secondary School Gindiri, Mr. Joshua Jobble said while speaking against the notion that BSS/GHS were living on past glory was wrong and a gross misrepresentation from those bend on tarnishing their good image.
According to him, BSS represented the country at an international competition Festival of Engineering Science and Technology in Tunisia, 2018 were out of 91 assessed projects from 45 countries, BSS came second after Tunisia, the host country.
This fact, he said impressed the state government and at the commissioning of the Bridget Williams ICT centre to mark GHS at 60, pledged to appreciate the school and appealed government to expedite action on the release of the money.
On her part, Principal Girls High School, Orpha Guntag thanked them for giving back to their alma-mater and prayed God to continue to uphold them.
Highlight of the visit was a facility tour of the school were the Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, his wife, Abigail Tyoden who was set 77 visited their hostel rooms alongside their members of the set 68 as they share their last memory.