This noble gesture, according to the association, is part of its commitment to improving quality of secondary school education in Nigeria and schooling experience for the present and future students of the School in Afikpo.
The commissioning ceremony was part of activities lined up by the Abuja branch of GSSAOBA for its President’s Year-End Meeting and Annual Thanksgiving Service which usually takes place in Abuja, but was moved to Afikpo this year in order to celebrate with the students and the school’s authorities while the school was still in session.
In his speech, the President of the Abuja branch, Mr. Ejiofor Ezekwe welcomed all guests to the School’s Assembly hall. He explicated values the school inculcated in them. “GSSA has prepared us for leadership that made us successful today. Our citadel has shaped the live of each and every one of us in such a positive way that launched us into great achievements in our various fields. To Government Secondary School Afikpo, we say a big ‘thank you’.
He further stated that, “within seven years of resuscitating the Abuja branch, we have hosted two very special National Delegates Conferences; rehabilitated the School Pavilion at a cost of over N5 million.
The Sick bay was commissioned by HRH Arch. Engr. Ewah Elechi, the Isuoha 1 of Ohaisu Community of Afikpo and the 1954 GSSA School Captain. The sick bay has a reception area, nurse’s station, pharmacist’s room and pharmacy’ store, doctors’ consulting room and a four bed admission room fully furnished with high quality and modern medical equipment and supplies.
The ceremony was described as a home coming for many of the old students who had not stepped their feet on the school’s premises for decade. The event was also used to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 set.