USOSA Reviews State of Nation, Discusses Solutions to Insecurity …Urges Buhari to Consider  Ex-Student Education Minister 

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USOSA Reviews State of Nation, Discusses Solutions to Insecurity
…Urges Buhari to Consider Ex-Student Education Minister

In a bid to proffer solution the insecurity problems militating against Nigeria’s development , members of Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) held a meeting to review the state of the nation and considered the role of the nation’s human resource diversity as a
security advantage.

It called on President Muhammad Buhari to consider an ex-student of the Unity schools as the next Minister of Education.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the 35th plenary session held at Kings College Annex, Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island,Lagos with the theme:” USOSA RESURGENCE: HARNESSING OUR DIVERSITY FOR NATIONAL SECURITY”, the Old Student Association considered the strategic role of unity schools as a melting pot for engineering sociopolitical and religious tolerance amongst Nigeria’s peoples.

The Old Students reiterated the need for sustained reforms and reinforcement of public sector education, as Nigeria’s best approach to protecting the future integrity of the unity of Nigeria and her diverse peoples.
In the Communiqué , the USOSA members arrived at some decisions that could help tackle Nigeria’s security ,economic and development challenges militating against growth of the country and how Nigeria can benefit from products of the Unity Schools .

Parts of the decisions arrived at are : “USOSA believes that it is now time for Nigeria, as a nation, to begin to reap from the huge strategic socioeconomic investment in generations of Nigerian citizens, who have benefited from

the excellent secondary education provided through the unity schools, as they represent some of the most competent persons in their fields across the globe.
“For development at any level to occur there must be security hence the state of security in the Nation should be given an urgent attention. Unity schools, as a strategic vehicle for national

integration and unity, should continue to play its role and be protected as assets of strategic national importance.

” As a matter of urgency, a call for a unified front, supporting people of all groups regardless of religion, ethnic affiliation or gender, as a need to improve on unity and appreciate our diversity.

“The Federal and State Government needs to involve committed stakeholders in achieving transformation of the education sector while promoting higher enrollment from the regions that are lagging behind.

“USOSA as a Community of graduates from the Federal government secondary education institutions, that has benefitted immensely from the unity school concept and a functional public

sector education system, with demonstrable track records for consistent support and partnerships

with the Federal Ministry of Education, calls on President Muhammad Buhari to consider naming an ex-student of the Unity schools as the next Minister of Education.
” The association, furthermore, is to articulate strategies to ensure that its members that are qualified for leadership roles get a chance to become involved whether as politicians, political appointees, government employees or sector leaders in the private sector at all levels.”

Read full text of COMMUNIQUE

35TH PLENARY SESSION OF THE UNITY SCHOOLS OLD STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (USOSA)

This communiqué is drawn at the 35th plenary of the Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA)
which was held on the 29th June, 2019 at Kings College Annex, Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island,
Lagos.

The plenary was well attended by old students of 104 Unity Schools all across the country.

The plenary which had the theme:” USOSA RESURGENCE: HARNESSING OUR DIVERSITY FOR NATIONAL SECURITY” reviewed the state of the nation, especially the persistent and escalating insecurity in the country, and considered the role of the nation’s human resource diversity as a security advantage.
The Plenary also considered the role of unity schools as a melting pot for engineering sociopolitical and
religious tolerance amongst Nigeria’s peoples, and reiterated the need for sustained reforms and reinforcement of public sector education, as Nigeria’s best approach to protecting the future integrity of the unity of Nigeria and her diverse peoples.

Drawing from the discussions at the plenary, the following decisions were arrived at as listed below; – USOSA believes that it is now time for Nigeria, as a nation, to begin to reap from the huge strategic socioeconomic investment in generations of Nigerian citizens who have benefited from

the excellent secondary education provided through the unity schools, as they represent some of the most competent persons in their fields across the globe.
For development at any level to occur there must be security hence the state of security in the Nation should be given an urgent attention. Unity schools, as a strategic vehicle for national
integration and unity, should continue to play its role and be protected as assets of strategic national importance.

As a matter of urgency, a call for a unified front, supporting people of all groups regardless of religion, ethnic affiliation or gender, as a need to improve on unity and appreciate our diversity.

The Federal and State Government needs to involve committed stakeholders in achieving transformation of the education sector while promoting higher enrollment from the regions that are lagging behind.

USOSA as a Community of graduates from the Federal government secondary education institutions, that has benefitted immensely from the unity school concept and a functional public

sector education system, with demonstrable track records for consistent support and partnerships

with the Federal Ministry of Education, calls on President Muhammad Buhari to consider naming an ex-student of the Unity schools as the next Minister of Education.

The association, furthermore, is to articulate strategies to ensure that its members that are qualified for leadership roles get a chance to become involved whether as politicians, political appointees, government employees or sector leaders in the private sector at all levels.

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