Sunday 31 October 2021


By: Eunice Maina,

The Chairman Central Planning Committee of the Boys Secondary School (BSS) Gindiri, Rtd Brigadier General Jonathan Temlong has disclosed that, activities are in earnest to mark this year’s Anniversary of “BSS Gindiri Alumni @70”.

He made this disclosure at the GOSA Secretariat, during a World Press Conference in Jos, the Capital of Plateau State on the 30th of October, 2021, to herald the planned activities for the BSS @70 Anniversary.

Gen. Temlong mentioned that, “The activities will kick start on Monday, 1st November, 2021, by creating awareness campaign ,education ,information and the contributions of BSS Gindiri in raising the cotton of enlightenment.

“On 2nd November, there will be courtesy visits in fulfillment of our motto: “For Light and Truth”, with the Anthem gotten from the Holy Bible in the book of Matthew 28. Making disciples till the end of the week is what GOSA tends to achieve throughout the program.

“We intend to pay a courtesy call to the Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong,the Gbong Gwom Jos and the COCIN President, respectively.

Temlong further revealed that, “They are to pay homage to the Chairman, the Miskaham Mwanghavul and Sum Pyem Royal Fathers’ of the people whose land has nurtured and bred exceptional leaders for the nation and beyond.

While on the 4th of November and in the spirit of giving back to the society, a free medical outreach to indigenous host communities and patients, who avail themselves seeking medical attention in Gindiri Community would take place.

The BSS Gindiri Alumni, applauded Late Sen. V.K Dangin, for his contributions towards donating a brand new Secretariat at Dogon Karfe, which will be Unveil on Thursday, at Crest Hotel.

He also reiterated that, “launching of a special edition of GOSA and Award, which would be conferred by the Verbatim Magazine in Honoured of BSS Gindiri @70.

“On the 5th of November, 2021, an “Anniversary Lecture” by D.C. Joy Foundation, who has help in molding our characters as GOSA since the establishment of the institution in 1950 would be delivered.

“The commissioning of Modular Laboratories,Assembly  Hall and Dining Hall/Kitchen .

“In honoured of the Missionary in Education, the GOSA set 1976 have built, Deret Joy foundation, to appreciate one of their Teacher, who later became the principal of BSS, including three projects for commissioning ,World Class science center, Engineering and ICT, to help strengthen science education.

According to him, “it is worthy of note that, in spite of the global health challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, with its devastating impact across the world, we are alive to witness the 70th anniversary of the BSS Gindiri.”

The National President, Prof. Rotgak Gotfwen said, BSS Gindiri Alumni has stories to tell amidst circumstances by virtue since the inception of the institution over 70 years ago which was one of the 5th school in Northern Nigeria.

He further explained that, “We have a conscious, we have a responsibility and that responsibility is that, all of us have to be better persons by virtue of the privilege that we underwent at Gindiri.” He stated

On Saturday, 6th November, 2021, GOSA would hold their convention during which new officials would be elected, the launching of the Anniversary book and the 70th Anniversary Dinner, would be held at Crispan Hotel in Jos.

The event is expected to be concluded on Sunday, with a Thanksgiving Service and town hall meeting at Ulster Church in Gindiri.

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