Old students reunite to support Katsina alma mater with learning tools

KATSINA – In order to provide the college with educational resources, the old students of Government Day Secondary School, Kofar Yandaka, in Katsina State, reunited for the second time after graduating in 1983.

Alhaji Ali Aliyu-Saulawa, the chairman of the Class of ’83 Old Boys Association, revealed this to reporters in Katsina on Friday during an interactive session.

According to Aliyu-Saulawa, the support was a component of the events held by the group to commemorate their 40 years of graduation from the institution.

“We have gathered here today to announce that we shall be celebrating the 40th anniversary of our time at Government Day, Kofar Yandaka, on December 31.

“In keeping with the spirit of giving back to our Alma Mater, the 1983 set of old students will proudly present teaching tools to the current school authorities at the ceremony.

“We hope that these resources will enhance learning for the current students and contribute to the continued success of the school,” Aliyu-Saulawa said.

He claims that the friendships they forged, the knowledge they acquired, and the experiences they had together all had a big influence on who they are now.

“It is through our collective efforts and dedication to the pursuit of excellence, and particularly the commitment and dedication of our teachers, that was responsible for our success.

“It is our hope to continue to inspire and uplift the present generation of teachers.

“In this spirit, we shall on that day, honour some of them who have made it possible for us to excel in life.

“While celebrating, we shall also recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals who have made significant impact on the development of the school and in the field of education and beyond.

“As we come together to commemorate this important milestone, it is my privilege to announce that our celebration is a time for us to reconnect, reunite and acknowledge the achievements and successes that have transpired since our days in school.

“In addition to our reunion, we are pleased to inform you that Gov. Dikko Radda will also be awarded the ‘Visionary Educator Achievement Award’, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to education,” Aliyu-Saulawa said.

Additionally, he stated that the state’s educational system will benefit from Radda’s unwavering dedication to enhancing education, particularly through the hiring of more than 7,000 school teachers.

He declared that Zulaiha, the wife of the governor, would be crowned the “Queen of Girl Children Education Excellence Award” by the female students at the school, an accolade that would be uniquely hers.

“As we celebrate our collective achievements, it is important to recognise the contributions of our fellow alumni, who have gone on to distinguish themselves in various fields and have significantly impacted the development of education in the state and Nigeria as a whole.

“These Heroes of ‘the Rising Sun’, who showed dedication, perseverance, and leadership to inspire progress and growth in the education sector, will be proudly honoured and celebrated,” Aliyu-Saulawa said.