By Edino Justice
Educational Development has been described as a serious business that should not be left in the hands of Government alone. A University Don Professor Bello Ahmed Salim former Executive Secretary of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said this at the KOBA Cheetah Gold Award and Dinner organized by Keffi Old Boys Association – KOBA, to raise funds for the development of infrastructure at their Alma-mata. Seven Distinguished Old Boys of the School including the governor of Nasarawa State, former Anthony-General of the Federation, Pioneer student of class 1949 bagged the Cheetah Gold Award.
Government college Keffi established in 1949, has produced prominent Nigerian scholars, professionals and politicians including the late president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua. Worried by the standard of the school, KOBA organised the event to sensitize their alumni to plough back to their almamata as a way of sustaining educational development of the school. Speaking on the topic “Educational Development in Nigeria and the Role of Old Students Associations”, Professor Bello Ahmed Salim who decried the fallen standard of education int the country posited that individuals and groups should support the government. Seven Nigerians who distingueished themselves bagged the cheetah gold Award, among who was the pioneer student of 1949 class, Dr. Abdulkadir Oniyangi and the governor of Nasarawa state, Umaru Tanko Al-|Makura. Others were a former Attorney general of the Federation, Abdullahi Ibarahim, SAN, Chief judge of Kogi state, Justice Nasiru A. Ajana, the immediate past NNPC GMD Engr. Andrew Yakubu, Maj. Gen. Suraj Alao Abdulrahman and the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service.