FGC Kano alumni to hold conference on unity schools, national reforms

The Lagos State branch of the Federal Government College, Kano Alumni Association is billed to hold a conference on the role unity schools play in national reforms this weekend.

This event, which is in its second series has “The Role of Unity Schools in politics and nation building” as its theme.

It would bring together various notable speakers and members of the public excelling in all works of life.

EduCeleb.com reports that Unity Colleges, as the schools were also called were established in the 1970s as part of measures of national integration in Nigeria by the Yakubu Gowon administration. There are currently one hundred eight of them across the country. In each, the unity in diversity of Nigeria is promoted.

Among such schools are the King’s College, Queen’s College, all other the Federal Government Colleges, the Federal Government Girls Colleges, and the Federal Science and Technical Colleges.

Among notable personalities to grace the event are former presidential aspirant, Professor Patrick Utomi, the Chairman Linkserve Group, Chief Chima Onyekwere OON and senatorial aspirant in Abia State , Mr Jonathan Kish Adamu a distinguished lawyer and social media expert Najeeb Bello on the panel.

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Ogun State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mrs Aderenle Adesanya is the Special Guest of honour.

To deliver the keynote speech will be from Juliet Kego Ume-Onyido, Co-Founder Whole Woman.

The president of the FGC Kano Alumni in Lagos, Toyin Cameroon, who is the host of the event said he would be joined by a number of these and other invited dignitaries and members of the public.

He noted that the products of these unity schools are in various facet of life and arguably in every continent in the world. It is based on this that this seminars and round tables are initiated to discuss the contributory role of this alumni associations.

“The pertinent question now is do we fold our hands and leave governance to others? Do we need to get involved? These are the questions we should be asking ourselves. What is the role of accountability in governance?
How do we ensure Nigeria is moved into its rightful place on the world stage, with progressive leadership in all arms of government,” he said.

The free to attend event is slated for 6pm on Saturday, 18th August, 2018 at the Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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News Reporter
Akintunde is a proud alumnus of the Great Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is engaged in various literacy and educational projects. Contact him via akintunde@educeleb.com.

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