The Special Education Centre, Gombe, has graduated 13th set of graduands with disabilities, for the year 2023, since it’s inception in 1999.
Speaking at the formal send forth ceremony organized by the centre in honour of the graduands, Mr. Adamu Daniel, the former master of the graduated special students, said he was very happy with the graduands for their cooperation and trust accorded to him.
Daniel used the occasion to express immense gratitude to the students for the efforts they have put forward to ensure that they made useful contributions to the development of the centre.
He said, ” thank you for taking the first initiative to do something valuable and more useful. It’s my hope that the good legacies you leave behind would be remembered by generations yet unborn ”
On his part, the immediate past principal of the centre, Mal. Saidu Jiji Gadam, congratulated the graduands with disabilities for being the first in the history of the centre to live up to expectations.
Noting that the efforts they have made to renovate the principal’s office and donate benches to staff would forever be remembered and equally appreciated in the history of the centre in the long run.
He added, ” today indeed I have seen small wonders from your side, I have always thought you were too small to think about important things like this, but today I realise that you are very wise students ”
The former principal also lamented that since the establishment of the centre in 1999, no student has done what the 2023 set of graduands did.
He however expressed optimism that the good initiatives taken by the graduands will serve as a starting point for other students to emulate.
Earlier, the principal of the centre , Mal. Mohammed Ahmed Lawal, heaped praises on the graduands for their doggedness and unusual dedication towards their academic pursuits.
He admonished them not to relent in utilizing the training and knowledge they were equipped with at the centre in their daily life endeavors anywhere they find themselves.
Responding on behalf of the graduands, the immediate out-gone head boy of the centre, Mohammed Auwalu expressed immense appreciation to the entire staff and management of the centre for the fatherly roles they have played in seeing to the spiritual, social and educational growth and development of the graduands and other students of the school. He prayed God to reward them all with the best of rewards.