By Tongnaan Dada BAWA, Jos
Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed deep appreciation to the 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 was speaking when he recieved members of the Gindiri Old Students Association (GOSA) who were at the Government House Rayfield Jos, to pay him a courtesy visit as part of activities for the 70th Anniversary of the institutions.
In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, said
Lalong expressed delight that the institution has remained true to its motto of “Light and Truth” by turning out products that have made impact in various fields of endeavour. He said many of them have risen to very high offices in Plateau State, Nigeria and other parts of the world on account of the discipline, godly knowledge and academic training they obtained at Gindiri.
He urged the old students to use the 70th anniversary celebrations to reflect on what they can do to improve the fortunes of the schools and of education in the entire State using the various opportunities available to them.
He assured them of the support of the Plateau State Government in their activities pledging to intervene in the well being of the institutions particularly the School for the blind.
GOSA President Prof. Rotgak Gofwen said they were at the Government House to appreciate the Governor for his support over the years and also intimate him on the activities lined up for the 70th anniversary celebrations.
He said the old students have constructed science laboratories, remodelled the dining hall and rebuilt the Assembly Hall all in a bid to enhance the comfort of students and teachers.
He also said the body has built a befitting GOSA headquarters which will be commissioned during the festivities.