NDDC to hand over equipped Sick Bay to Federal Girls College
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, will soon hand over a fully equipped sick bay to the authorities of the Federal Government Girls College, FGGC, Abuloma in Rivers State.
The NDDC Acting Managing Director, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, announced this when members of the executive of the FGGC Abuloma Old Girls Association, paid her a courtesy visit at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
She assured the old girls that the Commission would ensure that the sick bay was equipped with drugs and other medical fittings before the handover in the next two weeks.
Mrs. Semenitari commended the school’s alumni for mentoring the young girls going through the college currently to ensure that the values entrenched in them continued to shine through. She said that the goals for establishing unity schools across the country were laudable, stating that they were meant to train students who would focus on delivering selfless service to the country.
The NDDC boss, also an alumnus of the school said: “The burden those of us who attended unity schools carry goes beyond mentoring. We also have the duty to speak up for quality education. That is why Unity Schools Old Girls Association campaigns for quality education across the country because we stand as beacons who should insist on high standard of education in the country.”
“We had the privilege of having had first class education and therefore we owe Nigeria the responsibility to ensure that education standards in this country remain high. We owe Nigeria a responsibility to speak up for schools everywhere and children everywhere because we understand the benefits of good education.”
Mrs. Semenitari urged the old girls to join hands with all unity schools in the country to ensure that high standards were sustained. She said:” We must continue to demand that principals and faculty do what they must for our girls because those girls are ours and we have responsibility to them as parents. We must play our role as mentors and parents by making sure that the schools are doing what they must for these girls. We must teach them the standards that we ourselves have received, we must refuse to allow mediocrity at the FGGC Abuloma because that is not the standard that we know.”
She promised that the FGGC Abuloma would be one of the schools that would benefit from the renovation of schools this year as provided for in the NDDC’s 2016 budget.
The President of the Abuloma Old Girls Association, Mrs. Chioma Aninwe, thank the NDDC for building a sick bay for their school but requested that it be handed over to the school urgently.
She appealed for more support from the NDDC in providing needed facilities in the school, observing that the school had for many years relied on its dining hall for all activities. She said:”The dining hall has been the refectory, the church hall, assembly hall and a hall for whatever thing we do. So, we want to appeal that you look into it, so that the dining hall will stop being used for all purposes. We appeal to you to build a multipurpose hall for the school.”
Mrs. Aninwe said further: ‘Our vision is to build a community where we help one another, build one another up so that we can give back to our great Alumni. Our expectation is that at the end of the day, we will raise women and people that our society will be proud to identify with.”