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Minister urges old students to support development of education

The minister of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has urged old students to join hands with Government to support the development of education.

The Minister made the appeal when he received a delegation of the Keffi Old Boys Association, KOBA who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.

Represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr David Gender, the minister said while in the past Government solely took the responsibility to run education, the current economic situation however required all hands on deck to provide quality education for Nigerians.

While commending the Keffi Old Boys Association for their commitment to their alma mater which had led to the various interventions in the school, he called on other old students to emulate KOBA.

Earlier, the President-General, KOBA, Chief Edward Ujege commended President Muhammadu Bahari-led government for their pragmatic policies and programs aimed at giving priority to education in Nigeria.

He informed the Minister of the Annual General Meeting of the Association next month at the College in Keffi where the Minister among Distinguish KOBA members and prominent Nigerian would be honoured with meritorious service awards.

Contributing, one of the old boys, retired Justice James Ogebe said it was time, Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU put behind their differences so that University Students can return to class.

Writing by Tersoo Zamber, Editing by Abdullahi Lamino