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National officials of the Rimi (St John’s) College, Kaduna old Boys Association

Rimi (St. John’s) College old students pledge to support alma mater

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By Aisha Gambo

To enhance effective education transformation in Kaduna State, the Rimi (St John’s) College, Kaduna old Boys Association has pledged to give all the necessary support for the growth and development of the school.

The National President of the association, Francis Ibrahim-Ogboro, stated this at the ongoing end-of-year Reunion holding in the school premises.

He said the objective of the reunion was to bring the old boys together so that they could support their alma mater.

“I have seen that the school needs our support apart from what the government is doing which is commendable.

“We all decided to come together having heard reports of what has happened to the school, we decided to come together to see how we can support the school.

“Our formative years were here. Wherever we are today, we give credit to our alma mater,” he said.

 

The president added that football matches were part of the activities marking the occasion which brought back memories of the good old days when they were in the school.

Similarly, Mr Michael Reis, the Chairman, Organising Committee of the reunion, who is also the National Vice President of the old boys association, said that the reunion was a special one.

He explained that the association had not done any activity in the school since 2009 and conventions were held in other states .

Reis said that things would change as the association had decided to continue having activities in the school in order to bring the students close to the old boys.

“There was a time girls from another secondary school came to occupy this place and we felt it that if we had been very active and on ground, the government would have asked for our opinion.

“Now that the school is back as Rimi College and the students are here; we will start showing our presence, we shall interact more with the students and staff of the school,” he said.

Lawal Sani, an old student who graduated in 1982, said that it was his first time attending the national reunion and was happy to meet his classmates, seniors and juniors.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the old students had dinner with the students with the young boys expressing their appreciation for the interaction.

The Head Boy of the school, Muhammad Bashir, said he was happy to see men old enough to be his grandfather playing football during the novelty match.

“I felt so inspired,” he said.

Bashir stated that he would want to become a Police officer in future and would make sure he was steadily in touch with his alma mater.

 

NAN reports that in the football match between teachers and the old boys, the old boys defeated the teachers 2-1.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani

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