By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA – The Ochaja Boys Secondary School Old Boy’s Association (87 set), have called on the Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello to prioritise education sector to ensure even development across the state.
They described the state of education in the state as appalling that needs urgent attention.
The group, who spoke through its Chairman, Reunion Committee, Mr Paul Abah at a get-together organized to honour their Ex-Principal, Elder Samuel Ata, in Abuja, called on the government to demonstrate political will in raising the educational standard of the state.
“We are pleading with the current governor of the state, in person of Alh. Yahaya Bello, in any way he can use his office to improve on the education sector, ” he said.
Abah urged the state government to prioritise primary and post primary education as it is the foundation of any height of academic achievement anybody can achieve in life.
He explained that their interactions with the current principal of the school, Mr Sunday Idachaba necessitated their desire to rise up to assist their almamata, as some of the buildings in the school were dilapidated.
In his remarks, the Ex-Principal, Elder Samuel Ata, who was the principal between 1979-89, said that it was so unfortunate that the government had abandoned most of the schools it took over for the missionary.
He added that the neglect had adversely affected the standard of education in the state, calling on the government to rise up to their relationship.
Ata admonished his old time students to remain focus in their endeavor and acknowledge God as giver of all things.