The ceremony which took place at the premises of BSS Gindiri in Mangu LGA of Plateau state brought together a multitude of former students of the school from various parts of the country.
GOSA was established in 1934 and has produced great leaders in various spheres in today’s Nigeria. Amongst its products are; Her Excellency, Dr. Barr. Anna Ishaku, wife of the Executive Governor of Taraba state who belongs to the 1976 set, Professor Suleiman Bogoro also of the 1976 set, Dr. Adamu Muazu, a former governor of Bauchi state who is of the 1978 set and the late JD Gomwalk, a former governor of the defunct Benue-Plateau state.Speaking at the ceremony while commissioning the 1000 capacity assembly hall, Governor Ishaku of Taraba state commended their unity of purpose as an association and the quality of leadership they exude wherever they found themselves.
Citing example with his wife, the governor stated that he wouldn’t have asked for a better wife than Dr. Anna and this is due to the fact that she was well trained at the school where she imbibed the virtues that made her a complete woman today.
He therefore spurred the association to keep the bond they share, adding that it was the kind of spirit needed to promote national cohesion.
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state who also commissioned the science laboratory said that GOSA is an unbeatable organisation in the nation statimg that it has produced men and women who are today reference points in the society.
Lalong said that 70% of his cabinet members are products of GOSA and that is an indication that the school has an outstanding record.
He praised them for their continued cooperation and zeal in remembering the place that moulded them into what they have become in life today.
Also speaking at the occassion, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary TETFUND, said during the 50s down to 70s, the only place you could find a standard laboratory all over the nation was at Boys Secondary School (BSS) Gindiri and that made them outstanding during those periods.
Bogoro disclosed that the first school to ever offer agricultural science in 1976 in the entire West Africa was BSS Gindiri and applauded the level at which the school has attained.
President of the association, Professor Doggad Gumai appreciated the entire GOSA members and non members alike who made it to the 70th anniversary celebration of BSS.