The alumnae Association of Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC) Owerri, has called on the Federal Government to relocate the school to a befitting permanent site, reports the Nation.
The association pointed out that despite being among the first Federal Government Colleges to be established in 1973, the 48-year old school was still operating from a temporary site.
Speaking during the inauguration of an ultra-modern classroom block for special subjects built by the association, the National President, Dr. Nkiruka Chinwe Nwachukwu, lamented that despite being one of the oldest Unity Schools in the country, it was the only one still in a temporary location.
She assured that the old girls’ association whose members are scattered all over the world would promote the welfare and infrastructural development of their alma mater to rekindle its founding mission, vision and ideas adding that the association had handled a long list of projects for the school.
Responding to their appeal, the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba spoke about the Federal Government’s plans to reposition Unity Schools for effective teaching and learning.
The minister said those unity schools still operating from temporary sites would be moved to permanent sites and be equipped with modern teaching and learning facilities.
In her remarks, the Principal of the college, Mrs. Chinwe Obiagwu said the building designed to improve teaching and learning would go a long way in decongesting overcrowded classrooms in the college.
She, however, pleaded with the Federal Government for urgent intervention in the areas of security, employment of core subject teachers, especially Mathematics and Physics, provision of more laboratories and renovation of existing ones (including home economics laboratory), and provision of an examination hall.