The practice of College Old Boys or Old Girls Associations recognizing,honoring and celebrating only those who attain political,professional or material status in life is selective and discriminatory.
We should be human and spiritual,to equally appreciate those among us whom were once our childhood colleagues, but unable to rise to the material heights of life.
We should recognize and honor as well as help those who ‘couldn’t make it in life’.They are not failures in life,they are those not privileged by fate to acquire or assume the vanities or the ephemeralities of life.
Old Boys and Old girls Association should be a reunion of souls, to recount the good old days of brotherly or sisterly unconditional love and celebrate the wrinkles,baldness and the grey hairs that marked our mileage.
It should be a place to recall history with jokes and smiles and prayers for those who departed earlier than us.
The prevailing situations in most old Boys and Girls meeting is that in which the ‘rich old boys or girls’ comes to show off and the ‘poor old boys or girls are intimidated’.This must change.
Yes,fingers are not equal and life has been good to some,but let not those attainments kill that comradely spirit we shared in our classrooms and hostels, as young people unaware of what life has for us in the future we now live.
Memories and particularly Childhood memories are the priceless treasures of all alma mater.School life was our raw and innocent stage in life before we became processed and possessed.
On the final note,life will always be busy and packaged with its challenges,but try and spare a moment to visit the orphans and widows left behind by your once good school friend.
You may not have anything to give, but your presence matters most to his spirit and they will see him in you.Lets be human once again.Lets keep the spirit…….
EDITOR’S NOTE: Shehu Sani, is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Source : Sumner Shagari Sambo Facebook Page