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CROSS RIVER NEWS: Veteran teacher urges unity among Old Boys

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Longden who said he taught at the school 43 years ago, said he felt  delighted to see such students he taught then at the age of 22 who are now excelling in their various professions.

He advised them not to relent on impacting on the younger generation particularly on issues of educational development.

He particularly challenged the old boys association of Community Secondary Grammar School (COSGRAM) Ugep in Cross River State to rise up and ensure that their alma-mata benefits most from state government on-going infrastructure facility provision  to post primary schools so that the school can be rated among  the best in the country.


Among his former students  he mentioned  were former Vice Chancellor VC of the University of Calabar, Prof. Ivara Esu, and current Unical VC, Prof. James Epoke, current state chief judge, justice okoi ikpi itam, former governor of the Cross River, Mr. Clement Ebri, chief Ogban Ebock, Elder Bolaji Anani,

He also called on them to initiate policies and programmes that would make the school breeds outstanding graduates in the country

This report was prepared by our reporter in Calabar.

The former teacher expressed happiness that the  machinery  of government is currently being managed by COSGRAM old students who 43years ago were under his tutelage.

He said even though the school has witnessed better level of transformation right from the period when he left till date, but that it was important for old boys to pull resources together to consolidate.

LEGISREPORTS NG  –  A veteran teacher and current educational adviser in Malawi, Prof. Ken Longden  has advised former old boys of schools in Nigeria to endeavour to return and build up the schools as their formidable appreciation to the places that laid their academic foundations.

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