We must work together to rebuild our Alma mater, UNN-VC tells Old Boys

We must work together to rebuild our Alma mater, UNN-VC tells Old Boys

By Larry Onwuta

Prof Charles Igwe, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka has said there is urgent need to rebuild some of the dilapidated buildings in Nsukka High School (NHS)

Igwe who graduated from the school in 1972 made the call in Nsukka on Tuesday when Nsukka chapter of NHS Old Boys Association paid him a solidarity visit in his office.

He said that, all the old boys must see it as responsibility to contribute to rebuild the school from its present dilapidated condition since it was the school that made them what they are today.

“NHS has produced prominent people in the society and so we should contribute our quota to rebuild and transform our Alma mater, that made us what we are today.

“Let us decide that every year we will rebuild, repaint and equip one building in our alma mater, within a short time the school will wear a new look, “he said

The VC expressed appreciation for the visit that enables him to see some of his seniors and juniors during his secondary school days and promised he would continue to be a good ambassador of Alma mater.

“I feel very happy to see my secondary school mates and class mates in Nsukka High School.

“Your presence today has reminds me of past memories of my secondary school days when hardwork and discipline are determining factors for academic success.

“Without the good education and discipline I received from NHS I doubt if I could have been the VC today, “he said.

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Earlier In a remark, Prof Simon Eze, the President of Old Boys Nsukka branch said the visit was to show solidarity as well as say congratulations to one of the Old boys who had been appointed the Vice-Chancellor of UNN

“The Old Boys of NHS are proud of the VC and is here to tell him that we solidly behind his administration.
“We are happy that you scored the highest marks to emerge as the 15th Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria Nsukka.

“We are grateful to God who exalted you to this high position as well as will continue pray Him to give you wisdom and favours so that your administration will be one of the best in the history of UNN,” he said.

Eze commended Igwe for being a good ambassador of his Alma mater both in words and actions.

“Nsukka High school is a great school that has produced stars, of which you are a living testimony.

“We hold our heads high that products of NHS are outstanding in various spheres of human endeavours.
“Thank you Sir, for projecting the image of NHS in good light both in words and actions, ” Eze said.
Highlight of the visit was singing of NHS anthem.

No fewer than 80 Old boys of NHS were present during the visit.Igwe Spencer Ugwuoke, the traditional ruler of Obimo community, Dr Ifeanyichukwu Abada the immediate past HOD of Political Science in UNN and Mr Onyema Idoko, former Caretaker Committee Council Chairman In Nsukka LGA were among Old Boys of NHS present during the visit.

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