Member representing Bende Federal Constituency, Honourable Nnena Elendu Ukeje has said that the creation of more Unity schools in the country is a key to peaceful co-existence and integration of Nigeria.
Ukeje made this observation on Monday in Abuja at the occasion of the Global Reunion, Abuja 2015 of the Federal Government Girls’ College Owerri with the theme: Renewing Ties, Inspiring Generations.
She said, ‘’ if Nigeria must be peaceful, there is the need to start with the children through recreation of unity schools.
The idea behind unity schools is to ‎care for children, rebuild their mentality on how to care for one another, rebuild their anger, bury their animosity all with the hope that the country can rebuild itself, she emphasised.
Ukeje, an old girl of the school, noted this at the Federal Government Girls College, FGGC, Owerri Global Reunion in Abuja, is a vehicle for effective creation of unity schools which helps to integrate the country.
The legislature explained that in the mid 70s‎, Unity schools were perfect because parents developed the culture of naming their children with other tribal names which gave the country integration.
“Creating the unity schools made all of us settle together. It is relevant now but more relevant back then”, she said.
Also, the National President of the alumnae, Mary Helen‎, urged government on effective recruitment process of teachers in schools by investing on teachers by giving them training and re-training and giving them their pride of place in the society.
“Teachers must be trained to teach our children better, “ she said.
Earlier, the head of secretariat of the Alumnae, Lizzy Akpabio explained that the mentoring programme was initiated by the FGGC Owerri Abuja Alumnae Association, a group of motivated and professional Ladies with a common desire to serve as positive role models to young girls within the Abuja metropolitan region.
“Our mission is to empower young ladies with a positive understanding of self-worth while enhancing their academic and career skills.
“Through our core mentoring program and ongoing community outreach, we plan to form positive relationships with young ladies in our community, and extend our reach to positively impact them to excel in school and beyond.
“Our goal is to empower girls to realize their potentials while guiding them to become leaders with a desire to promote unity and impact their community.
“We support the tremendous potential of young girls by nurturing and developing the skills and values,” she said.
According to the President, Abuja Chapter, Lady Perpetua Ohanma, said the school will be celebrating her 42nd Founders day on November 14th and the Global reunion celebration is being hosted by the Abuja Alumnae on November 5th to 8th, 2015.

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