OLD students of Umuokanne Comprehensive Secondary School (UCSS), Ohaji, Imo State, have declared their resolve to rescue their alma mater from total collapse.
The national chairman of the Central Working Committee, Mr Boniface Nwosu, said this during the association’s second annual general meeting held at the weekend in the school’s hall.
Nwosu said that the association which was founded in January 2022, following the concern and love for the development of the school which has suffered colossal infrastructural decrepitude.
He disclosed that the association is determined to act promptly by setting up a seven-man committee charged with the responsibility of handling priority projects that will result in regaining the lost glory of the school.
Other committees in the association according to him include building and project committee; constitution drafting committee, fund raising committee and security committee as the case may be.
The national chairman, while lamenting on the issue of financial challenges confronting the association, appealed to members to comply with their compulsory levies and charges to ensure execution of the proposed projects.
A member of the association Mr Fred Nwagbara, also expressed dismay over the current state of the infrastructures in the school.
He affirmed that the association was set up to address the issue of infrastructure decay which is already posing a challenge to teaching and learning in the school.
In his goodwill message, the grand patron of UCSS’s Old Students Association and traditional ruler of Umuokanne, Ohaji community, Eze Mathew Nwokoma, acknowledged the fact that a lot of the old students are doing well in their various fields of endeavours in and outside the country.
He promised to be of help in the efforts towards rebuilding the school.
The high point of the meeting was the foundation-laying of the security block at the entrance of the school.
The meeting was attended by old students who graduated from 1985-2001 amongst other dignitaries.