By Kelechukwu Iruoma
The 1973 class of Government College, Ughelli (GCU) have appreciated the discipline the college impacted on them, noting that, it had helped in shaping them positively in their various areas of endeavours.
They revealed this at the first national reunion of all mates of 1973 at the Government College Ughelli Old Boys Association (GCUOBA) Secretariat, Yaba, Lagos.
Speaking to newsmen, the Financial Secretary of GCUOBA, Lagos Branch and a 1973 old boy, Architect Paul Karika, said that the college taught and brought them up in a very good environment with disciplinary measures. He stated,”Nothing works like discipline and that is what we learned at Ughelli.”
Karika who was pleased and elated to have seen his classmates after over 35 years noted, “As a class, we have taken good positions in various sectors in Nigeria. We have an Army General and we have top managers here working with top organizations and corporations in Nigeria and abroad.”
He said that the set met so that they could share ideas together, network and use the opportunity to develop themselves, adding that, the college had given them tremendous help and they had deemed it fit to give back to the college what it gave them.
He said, “We will be celebrating our 40th years of graduating from GCU in 2017. This opportunity is for us to meet and decide what we will give back to the school. We have projects we are planning. We are going to elect officers that will forge the way ahead. This is the first time as a class we want to give something back to the school.”