The very essence of unity schools is to unite all, irrespective of religious, cultural and ethnic differences.
70s, 80s and mid 90s sets to a very large extent have had this very orientation imbibed in them. Little wonder they have been able to relate well in society and are void of ethnocentrism and religious bigotry. This is a vital key in attaining success in a multiethnic society as ours.
Not to mention the quality of education they possess.
As we hold our heads high as proud USOSANs, the later generations may not be so fortunate.
Their orientation is not one to be desired of an Usosan. Torn by gruesome images or experience on man’s cruelty over their fellow man owing to political and religious differences. They are further Divided than United.
How do you enlighten them on the good old days?
When mosques, churches and brothels were situated next to one another in every neighborhood even in Tudun Wada back then.
How do you intimate them on inter tribe/ inter religious marriages back then? Little wonder many find it surprising that I am a product of Fulani/Igbo union.
How do you share memories of the Suhur meals in the mornings as boarding students, where you can hardly identify a Christian from a Muslim?
It falls on the 70s,80s, and 90s generation to seek out avenues as social gatherings to mentor and give the much desired orientation to the younger generations of what our country once was with hope of a better tomorrow.
An Alumni happens to be the greatest tool for change. I strongly believed Usosans will be best situated to pilot the affairs of our country.
Assisting the needy should not be restricted to sets alone, when we know the strength of numbers.
With this , I urge all to reach out, support, mentor, and let us build a stronger Alumni.
Make it a duty to support, mentor and forge a stronger bond with fellow alumni. We all need each other.
Pro Unitate let this be our song!