GSSA organizes 2022 Home Coming in Afikpo


GSSA organizes 2022 Home Coming in Afikpo

Nasarawa State Governor Ing. Abdullahi Sule will be a guest speaker at the 2022 Home Coming and World Convention of Government Secondary School Afikpo (GSSA, Ebonyi State), while Ejiofor Ezekwe, the bank’s retired CEO and leading consultant on assets and lease, will be the main speaker. The announcement was made by Amaechi Ude Nkama, chairman of the 2022 Homecoming and World Convention Planning Committee in an internal memo to alumni members of the school. According to him, the 4-day event is scheduled for 20-23 May. October 2022 in Afikpo, Ebonyi State Nkama further informed GSSA alumni that Eng. David Nweze Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State, also a former student of the school, is the main host.

Amaechi Nkama stated that the Planning Committee is exceptionally excited at the level of support and cooperation from its alumni residing in Nigeria and the Diaspora, in ensuring the success of hosting an excellent four-day convention. He further stated that the theme of the convention, “Taking Charge of the Future”, reflects the alumni association’s commitment to ensuring a better future for present and future generations of GSSA students and, by extension, Nigerian students, who they are expected to have an impact on Nigerian society. and the world positively in the coming years.

The program of activities for this year’s convention published by the Planning Committee will include, among others, the formal opening and reopening of the newly renovated School Captains Lodge, which will be renamed the Captain Etta Arikpo Lodge in honor of the first School Captain to be hope it’s in attendance.

In his remarks, Communication and Publicity Subcommittee Chair Franklyn Ginger-Eke said, “We are happy to host another of our meetings, and this time we are witnessing an ongoing strengthening of the partnership between the High School Government Afikpo Old Boys Association (GSSAOBA) and Government Secondary School Afikpo Alumni Association (GSSAAA). This also explains why it is a hybrid to encourage our old people in the diaspora and those who cannot travel to Afikpo to participate online in the various activities”. The 2022 Homecoming and World Convention will seek to add a refined vision for creative partnerships to improve the quality of secondary education in Nigeria and adequately prepare young people with the necessary skills to meet the development challenges of the 21st century.”

About Afikpo Government Secondary School (GSSA)

Afikpo Government Secondary School (GSSA), located in Ebonyi State, was established in 1953 by the British colonial authority with Charles W. Low (Australian) as its first headmaster. The school was one of Nigeria’s pre-war “leadership academies” until the war and its aftermath, and to date has produced accomplished alumni/guys in various walks of life. Ing. David Nweze Umahi, the current Governor of Ebonyi State, is one of its many distinguished products.

Although it was established as an elite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school and has a reputation as one of the best public secondary schools in Nigeria, where academics were highly celebrated, development was also given equal importance. of character; discipline, leadership and sense of duty/responsibility towards the community. The school also had a Cadet Officer Corps that offered instruction in adventure training, camping, and field exercises; as well as being active in sports and extracurricular activities, including track and field, cricket, hockey, and soccer (football).

About GSSA Alumni/Old Boys

For the last 10 plus years, GSSA Alumni/Old Boys from all over the world had decided to restore our beloved alma mater and make it great again. To achieve this goal, we have cumulatively raised and spent more than $100 million on a “Rebuild and Restore” agenda to revive dilapidated physical structures: main classroom blocks, exam room, library and laboratories, assembly hall, school hostels, sports pavilion, motorized. Water wells, nursing, state-of-the-art interactive video learning initiative, electronic library, motorized wells and water reticulation system, solar electricity, and book donation on relevant topics, among others.

Our annual conventions are usually held in different parts of the world, while the return to the alma mater is geared towards supporting efforts to recreate the rich history of an environment and facilities conducive to learning, as well as the high standards in academic pursuit. The events also provide an opportunity to motivate the current generation of staff and students to return to those hallmarks of quality public education in Nigeria, which we were all privileged to enjoy at Afikpo Government High School. In addition to recalling the rich history of dedicated teachers, good students, strong results and excellence in sports, we reviewed the progress of the restoration initiative and planned more projects in the spirit of giving back where the solid foundations for excelling in life lie, were posts.

Franklyn Ginger – Eke
Chair, Subcommittee on Communication and Publicity

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