The Dekina old Boys Association, (DOBA), class of 77, said it was putting measures in place to restore the lost glory of the school which used to be a reference point in the past.
The old boys stated this during their meeting to celebrate the silver jubilee of the school in grand re-union, held on the 29th July, 2023, at Chida Hotel, Abuja.
In a speech delivered at the occasion, by Dr. Daniel Ademu,
Head boy 1977, said as a first measure, towards restoring the glory of GSSD, there is the urgent need to restore boarding facility and to run it as Private Public Partnership, (PPP), the kind of arrangement their beloved Senior brother, Dr Ibrahim Wada is doing with Garki Hospital, Abuja.
He stressed that to achieve this the discussion must go beyond this forum, that is if it’s statutorily allowed.
Speaking further he said, “This event is not just about coming together to look at our faces, exchange pleasantries, eat, drink and go back home. It’s essentially about the future of the school.
“It’s true that what’s happening in our old school now is part of the general societal rot that seem to have taken over the whole space. Greed, selfishness, unrighteousness, inability to distinguish between right and wrong and outright wickedness has become the order of the day.
“Just last night we were discussing the matter of the school and somebody said that the rot is beyond redemption and so we should not place too much emphasis on restoring the old glory. I have a different view, even though I didn’t express it to him. I believe that nothing is impossible if there is a will.
“Truly, if we wait for government to change the situation, we can as well wait till eternity. There are still good schools around, howbeit not government schools.
“First is that for the glory of GSSD to return we must restore boarding facility, and run it as PPP Private Public Partnership (PPP), the kind of arrangement our beloved Senior brother, Dr Ibrahim Wada is doing with Garki Hospital, Abuja. The discussion is beyond this forum, that is if it’s statutorily allowed.