Plateau State Gov. Caleb Mutfwang advocates reintroduction of school farms in Secondary schools as GOSA brain storming on sustaining excellence in alma mata.
In a move to inculcate agricultural entrepreneurship in young people and promote food security, the Plateau State Government says it will reintroduce the students’ farm as practiced in secondary schools within the Gindiri compound schools in Gindiri, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The Gindiri compound schools initiative was a practice where students were given portions of land to cultivate food crops and keep livestock to compliment school feeding.
The practice was introduced by Christian Missionaries who founded the schools in the early 1950s.
The practice was however jettisoned by Africans who later headed the schools.
State Governor Caleb Mutfwang who is an Alumnus of Boys Secondary School, Gindiri said reintroducing the scheme across all Secondary schools in Plateau State will not only encourage students develop interest in agriculture but continue with it as a business in future.
Mutfwang emphasized the gesture will also promote food security.
Speaking during the reunion service of the Gindiri Compound schools in Gindiri, Governor Mutfwang assured he will continue to lead in line with the motto of the institutions, “For Light and Truth “.
He called for prayers and support for Government at all levels, assuring that his administration will continue to render service without discrimination and will meet the yearnings and aspirations of Plateau Citizens.
President, Church of Christ in Nations and proprietor of the Gindiri Compound schools, Reverend Dr Amos Mozo assured of collaboration with old students Associations of the different schools to improve on the sound foundation of the institutions.
Reverend Mozo pledged the prayers and support of the church for the government to succeed.
At a Townhall Hall meeting of the Gindiri Old Students Association GOSA held at the Vincent Hall, BSS Gindiri, President of the the Association, Engr Sunday Hyat, presented a report on how to sustain the legacy of excellence at Boys Secondary and Girls High Schools Gindiri.
Earlier on Saturday, GOSA held its mini convention in Jos where Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang represented by Secretary to the Government of the State Arch. Samuel Jatau was honoured with a Platinum award, the highest honour of the Association while 20 other elected and appointed members of the Association received charges.
Former Plateau State Governor and Minister of Labour, Simon Lalong was among other recipients of other categories of awards.
Among dignitaries that graced the award ceremony are there traditional rulers, all GOSA members. They are the Sum Pyem, Mato Dakat, Atar Aten of Ganawuri, Ayuba Chaimang and the Sarkin Wusasa Engr Isiaku .
The conversation at the convention and award night centred on preserving the legacy of excellence associated with GOSA.
The first Military Governor of the then Benue Plateau State, the later Commissioner of Police Joseph Gomwalk was among the first set of BSS Gindiri and instrumental to the formation of GOSA.
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