By Festu Ahon
UGHELLI â€” Government College UghelliÂ Old Boysâ€™ Association has, in the last five years, spent over N100 million for infrastructural development of the school, Principal of the college, Mr. Nelson Erhijefe, said .
Erhijefe, who spoke at the end-of-year party of the home branch of the association at Ughelli, Delta State, said the associationÂ stood out as the greatest and most active in the state and the country at large.
He said the school was now an attraction to everybody in the state, adding that seminars, workshops, meetings, public examinations, interviews, government ceremonies, sports, among other events, were now being held in the school.
The principal noted that no government the world over could single-handedly fund education.
He urged old students of other schools to emulate the Government College Old Boysâ€™ Association.
Erhijefe said the old boysâ€™ association showed the greatest concern when things fell apart in terms of discipline in the school due to the split in 1996 of the school into two (junior and senior) as a result of the Federal Governmentâ€™s Universal Basic Education scheme.
According to him, the old boys swore that things must be putÂ right.
â€œPressure after pressure, their efforts paid off and on the 13 August 2009, the two schools were integrated into one. Here I must commend the benevolence of our listening governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan,â€ Erhijefe noted.