The Old Students Association of the Government Girls Secondary School, Harbour Road, Port Harcourt, now Methodist Girls High School, 1983 batch, has called for synergy between Government and Missionary schools, to fast track development in the educational sector.
President of the Group, Martha Alli made the appeal during the presentation of some equipment donated by the old girls to the Home Economic laboratory of the school at the weekend.
According to the President, the synergy will stimulate a striving collaboration that would enhance standards in academic development.
She said the effort was to encourage the students to have access to equipment in Home nanagement practical to excel in their exams, and also in recognition of their 30th anniversary out of secondary school. The equipment donated include two six burner cookers, and a giant refrigerator. In her response, the Principal of the School, Elder Edna Okpo, thanked the old girls for the gesture, and assured that the equipment provided would be judiciously utilised.
The principal called on other old girls of the school to assist in the development of the school in other measures.
Mrs Okpo, also promised to uphold standards in the school so as to promote academic excellence.
Also speaking, the senior Prefect of the school, Woyimmiebi Austine, thanked the old girls for their concern, and added that the visit would encourage the students to attain greater height in their academic pursuit.
In her remark, the coordinator of the 1983 batch of the school, Mrs Ibinabo Ogolo expressed gratitude to God for reuniting the old girls, 30 years after graduating from the school. She said the group would continue to assist in the development of the school.