Federal Government College Ogbomoso Old Students Association (FEGOCOOSA), is set to roll out drums to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of their school.
Federal Government College Ogbomoso was established alongside twelve other unity Schools in 1977. It is one of the most vibrant of the 104 Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs) established by the federal government with a vision to foster unity among the various ethnic groups in Nigeria.
The theme of the main event, which will hold at KFA Event Centre, Lagos on 2, December 2017, is ‘Celebrating a Legacy of Friendship and Nation-building.’ It is projected to be the single largest gathering of FGC Ogbomoso Old Students as it will bring together past students, teachers and even parents from over the years.
According to the Chairman, FEGO@40 Planning Committee, ‘Deremi Atanda, “unity schools in Nigeria are a proof that education can be used as a tool to forge national unity especially during the formative years of children. Therefore, as old sstudents, we have decided to keep this vision alive, by bringing it to public consciousness through our anniversary celebrations.”
The old students have also drawn a five-year roadmap for coordinated academic and infrastructural intervention programmes in the school. The first phase of the 40th anniversary celebrations took place earlier in October when the old students visited the school and commissioned some infrastructure projects and also equipped the student with materials to boost their performance in sports and other educational activities.
“The 40th anniversary presents an opportunity to us as old students to contribute to the transformation of our school’s infrastructure and academic performance in a sustainable way,” said Mrs Yetunde Jaiyesinmi, the global president of the old Students association.
Apart from having an opportunity to reminisce on school days and reconnect with old friends, the 40th anniversary dinner and awards night will be an advocacy platform for the government to restore the objectives of national unity through improved investment in unity schools.