GOSA SET 1986: 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The 24th of February 2017 marked the first of a 3-day schedule of events organized to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of GOSA Set ’86. This much anticipated day kicked off with a courtesy visit to GOSA National Exco at the GOSA National Secretariat in Jos, and was wrapped up with laughter and merriment around a full course dinner at Dimples Hotel in Jos.
Even though the celebration should ideally have taken place in 2016, looking in, one would notice that the one year delay did nothing to dampen spirits but rather, provided time for the excitement to build up to boiling point. This was evident in the distance travelled by some who came from as far as Lagos and the United Kingdom to be a part of the celebration. The overflowing exuberance set members converged on Gindiri with on Saturday 25th, to carry out a medical outreach in Nagwak (a neighbouring community of the two Schools) also attested to this. The outreach was graciously coordinated by the State Commissioner for Health, who is a member of the set, with other set members who are professionals in the medical field.
The Medical outreach recorded many successes including free surgery for some people in the community who were identified with cases that needed urgent surgical interventions. The surgeries were carried out in a private hospital in Mangu by a team led by one of the set members who is a neurosurgeon.
Election of officials for the set was also part of the line up of activities. This was successfully undertaken, followed by swearing in of the newly elected executive committee members who would be responsible for running the affairs of the set for the next three years. Those elected are:
- Chairman – Danladi Mwantok
- Vice-Chairman – Judith Dabit
- Secretary – Jessica Pinta
- Assistant Secretary – Jacob Jeji Amasa
- Financial Secretary – Katherine Abdul
- Treasurer – Katherine Yilji
- Public Relations Officer – Yakubu Ayuba
- Welfare Officer – Ukanbong Eunice Sule
Following up to that, funds for intervention projects earlier identified to be carried out in the two schools by the set were agreed on and were to be made available to the School Management for execution. The projects were to be supervised by the set Exco. For the Boys’ Secondary School, some of these toilets are to be renovated.
In an exemplary spirit of all inclusiveness, current students were not left out of this august occasion, as the set hosted an enlightening career talk session with the students on Saturday evening at the Vincent Hall, Girls High School’s Assembly Hall.
The celebration culminated with a thanksgiving service at the Ulster Church on Sunday 26th February 2017.
More photos from the celebration below