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Governor Lalong eulogizes GOSA @70 - "Plateau and Nigeria has benefitted by the benevolence of Gindiri schools as an Institutions”




By Pwol Benjamin Dature

3rd of November, 2021


Plateau State Governor, RT. Hon Simon Bako Lalong has expressed deep appreciation to the Sudan missionaries who founded the Boys Secondary School (BSS) and Girls High School Gindiri (GHS) for their foresight in building an institution that has raised leaders who have made their mark and influenced society positively. 


Governor Lalong while speaking when he  recieved members of the Gindiri Old Students Association (GOSA) who were at the Government House Rayfield, Jos to mark their 70th anniversary,


The outlined activities which had began since on Monday and will be summerized with a reunion and Thanksgiving service on Sunday 7th of November 2021, at the Gindiri Ulster Church. 


On receiving the entourage Governor Lalong, expressed his overwhelming joy and support with the institution which has remained a pivot of learning and has produced human resources in all spheres, for the betterment of Plateau and beyond. 


He reteirated the motto of the institution "For Light and Truth" which has produce great products that have made and are still making impacts in various spheres of endeavour both locally and internationally. Many of which have risen to very high offices in Plateau State,as the history of plateau leaders cannot be mentioned without exclamation of the first headboy of the institution in person of CP. Joseph Gomwalk who also was the first Governor of Plateau state. 



He listed qualities such as discipline, Godliness and superior academic training to be attributed to GOSA. 


He urged the old students to use the 70th anniversary celebrations to reflect on what they can do to improve the fortunes of the school and education in the entire State as a whole using the various opportunities available to them. 



He assured them of the support of the Plateau State Government in supporting their activities, pledging to intervene in the well being of the institutions particularly the School of blind, whom the institution has always absorbed for further educational training.


Speaking GOSA President Prof. Rotgak Gofwen said they were at the Government House in appreciate for the Government through the Governor for his support over the years and also intimate him on the activities lined up for the 70th anniversary celebrations. 


He outlined some projects undertaken by the old students to include the construction of science laboratories, remodelled the dining hall and rebuilding of the existing Assembly Hall, all in a bid to enhance the comfort of students and teachers. And further remodelled products for the benefits of the country at large.


He added that GOSA has built a befitting edifice in the heart of Jos to add serinity to the State capital and register its presence and roots on the Plateau as its headquarters, all of which will be commissioned subsequently as mark of activities outlined.

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