As part of moves to ensure the growth of education in Kogi East, North Central Nigeria, the Igala sons and daughters in the United States of America operating under the aegis of Igala Association have equipped a 40- seater capacity Library at CMML Secondary School, Anyigba with reading tables and chairs.
There are also strong indications that other similar bodies or groups would donate books to the school.
Already, a set of some ex-students of the school has begun the renovation of a 3 classroom block in the school to provide enabling environment for teaching and learning.
The Principal of the school, Mr. Dickson Awuna and Representative of the CMML and Education Secretary, Pastor Joseph Ejiga while taking delivery of the furniture, expressed gratitude to the Igala Association, USA and those at home for setting the pace.
Speaking further, the Principal who is also the first ex-student to head the school said it was gratifying to note that the gesture was coming during his stewardship.
Mr. Awuna was optimistic that a pace has been set and more of such intervention would follow.
He appealed to other groups and individuals as well as ex-students to come to the aid of their respective former schools to keep them alive.
“They should look back at where they passed through when they were students and see what the schools look like today.
” Most of the schools are in bad shape which should attract their sympathy for assistance”, he said
Mr. Awuna disclosed that a Wall of Fame would be established at the CMML Secondary School for ex-students, individuals or groups who identified with the school for posterity.
Most of the ex-students of the school, the Principal noted, are occupying high positions of authority within and outside Nigeria, hoping that in no distant future CMML Secondary School would be among the best, not only in Kogi East, but the State at large.
Meanwhile, the President of Igala Association, USA, Jonathan Adejoh who spoke to AFRICA PRIME NEWS from Maryland, USA, reaffirmed the commitment of the Association to seeing the growth of education in Igala land
He said the Association had in the past 6 years provided such interventions to a number of schools in Igala land.
The schools include, GSS Dekina, GSS Ochaja, St. Charles College Ankpa, St Peter’s and Holy Rosary Idah, while Abejukolo Community Secondary School and Umomi are in the pipeline, he said.