By Barnabas Augustine
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has said that education will lead to the development of a nation as students who read hard will acquire key to success in life.
Governor Fintiri revealed this during the First Graduation and Third Speech and Prize Giving Day of Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School, Yola at the multi purpose hall of the school.
Any nation without education will not develop and the consequences will be enormous on the socio economic and politics of the nation, Governor Fintiri said.
The Governor who was represented by the Chief of Staff Government House Yola, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, SAN said because of the deteriorating nature of public schools in the state, his administration has come up with a policy that will restore the lost glory of education in Adamawa State.
Stressing that which was why his administration remain resolute to start free and compulsory education in Adamawa State in September when students are back for new session; and the ongoing pilot free feeding programme in some selected schools would be extended to all the 52 boarding schools across the State.
The Governor congratulated the students and their parents for their successful completion of Senior Secondary School and sponsoring their wards and children respectively. Adding that with the background training they received they will be best citizens of Nigeria.
He applauded the foresight of late Air Marshall Alexander Badeh for influencing the establishment of Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School in Yola.
While launching the maiden magazine of the school, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri made a donation of one million naira on behalf of Adamawa State Government.
In his lecture at the occasion, the Guest Speaker, Prof. Kyari Mohammed of Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola extensively spoke on the theme “Knowledge on Global Competitiveness: the role of Air Force Comprehensive School” in which he hammer on the significance of Information Communication Technology, ICT which he said has led to globalization.
Prof. Mohammed charged the students to use ICT judiciously, strive hard to further their education to conquer the world and key into globalization through education for the key to success has already been planted at Air Force Comprehensive School.
While making his remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Silas Zwingina who was represented by Hon. Zachariah Kwaha enjoined the school authority to train and retrain its members of staff and sustain the standard of Air Force Comprehensive School in Yola.
Dr. Zwingina admonished the students to use the knowledge they acquire rightly in the community which he added will lead them to greater high.
Eelier in his welcoming address the Commander of Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School Yola, A. A. Udoh who was represented by the Vice Principal Administration of the school, Mrs. Leah Tumba Daniel highlighted the achievements of the school to include the school has graduated its first set who have successful writes the WAEC and NECO examinations and has participated and won prizes at the state and national levels in sports and in quiz competitions.
Also remarkable at the occasion was goodwill messages from among other dignitaries: the Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Aminu Iya Abbas and the Lamido Adamawa Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa who was represented by the Galadima Adamawa Alh. Mustapha Aliyu.
Highlights of the occasion were presentation of prizes to students who excelled in their classes and various subjects they offered and cultural dances.