Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria established Unity Schools starting in the 1960s and 1970s with the primary aim of integrating and grooming leaders, for the future of both the public and private sectors of Nigeria, who would bear the responsibility and build the mindset of fostering national unity and sustain a great nation.
Fifty years, and hundreds of thousands of graduands later, is it fair to say this project has successfully churned out leaders who have taken Nigeria to the desired levels the Government of the 60s and 70s envisioned?
Alumni of various FGC and FGGC schools have gone on to excel in various fields of endeavour, so it must lead us to wonder why our country is where it is today.
In order to play our role effectively in the current state of the nation, there is urgent need for alumni of all Unity Schools to come together and chart a path through which they can participate directly in the political future of Nigeria, either by ensuring we register to vote, or by joining the race to contest for elective offices.
Should unity school alumni also parake indirectly by promoting the most credible candidates, and by funding those whose campaign and manifesto resonante with their principles?
The Lagos State Chapter of Federal Government College Kano (FGC Kano) Old Students Association has put together an event for all stakeholders, especially alumni of FGC Kano, and those of other FGCs, FGGCs, Kings College, and Queens College.
The association is also inviting government officials, politicians, and the media to a symposium, “The Role Of Unity Schools In Politics & Nation Building”, in order to deliberate on the future of Nigeria politically, and measures which can be put in place to ensure this role is actively and effectively played in the future of Nigeria.
TIME: 6 pm
DATE: 18th August, 2018.
THEME: The Role Of Unity Schools In Politics & Nation Building
VENUE: Landmark Event Centre, 2&3 Water Corporation Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.