Mrs. Aisha Muhammed Oyebode, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Unity School Old Students Association (USOSA), has comdemned the worsening state of Unity Schools in Nigeria which has prompted many old students to send their children to schools outside the country.
The old students association is of the opinion that for any development at any level to occur in the country, there must be security hence the state of security in the country should be given urgent attention.
Mrs Oyebode made this known over the weekend while appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to consider looking to the alumnus body of any of the 104 unity schools in the country for the next Minister of Education.
These formed parts of the official statement issued after the 35th plenary of USOSA, which had its theme as ‘USOSA Resurgence: Harnessing our diversity for national security’ held at Kings College annex, VI, Lagos.
The official statement was signed by the President-General, Lawrence Anirejuoritse Wilbert and the Secretary-General, Nasir Wasagu of the old students association.
“USOSA, as a community of graduates from the Federal Government secondary education institutions that benefitted immensely from the unity school concept with demonstrable track records for consistent support and partnerships with the Federal Ministry of Education, calls on President Buhari to consider naming an ex-student of the unity schools as the next Minister of Education,” the statement read.
“USOSA believes that it is now time for Nigeria to begin to reap from the huge strategic socioeconomic investment in generations of its citizens who have benefited from the excellent secondary education provided through the unity schoos, as they represent some of the most competent persons in their fields across the globe,” the statement added.