• Friday, June 21, 2024
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NDDC to hand over equipped sickbay to Federal Government Girls College


Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), which is building 522-bed hostels in many universities in the oil region, will soon hand over a fully equipped sickbay to the authorities of the Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Abuloma in Rivers State.

NDDC acting managing director, Ibim Semenitari, announced this when members of the executive of the FGGC Abuloma Old Girls Association, paid her a courtesy visit at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt. She studied there, too.

Semenitari assured the old girls that the Commission would ensure that the sick bay was equipped with drugs and other medical fittings before the handover in the next two weeks.

She commended the school’s alumni for mentoring the young girls going through the college currently to ensure that the values entrenched in them continued to shine through. She said that the goals for establishing unity schools across the country were laudable, stating that they were meant to train students who would focus on delivering selfless service to the country.

The NDDC boss said, “The burden those of us who attended unity schools carry goes beyond mentoring. We also have the duty to speak up for quality education. That is why Unity Schools Old Girls Association campaigns for quality education across the country because we stand as beacons who should insist on high standard of education in the country.”

She went on: “We had the privilege of having had first class education and therefore we owe Nigeria the responsibility to ensure that education standards in this country remain high. We owe Nigeria a responsibility to speak up for schools everywhere and children everywhere because we understand the benefits of good education.”

Semenitari urged the old girls to join hands with all unity schools in the country to ensure that high standards were sustained. “We must continue to demand that principals and faculty heads do what they must for our girls because those girls are ours and we have responsibility to them as parents. We must teach them the standards that we ourselves have received, we must refuse to allow mediocrity at the FGGC Abuloma because that is not the standard that we know.”

She promised that the FGGC Abuloma would be one of the schools that would benefit from the renovation of schools this year as provided for in the NDDC’s 2016 budget.

The President of the Abuloma Old Girls Association, Chioma Aninwe, thanked the NDDC for building a sick bay for their school but requested that it be handed over to the school urgently.

She appealed for more support from the NDDC in providing needed facilities in the school, observing that the school had for many years relied on its dining hall for all activities.

Aninwe said further: ‘Our vision is to build a community where we help one another, build one another up so that we can give back to our great Alumni. Our expectation is that at the end of the day, we will raise women and people that our society will be proud to identify with.”