By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) said it was designing a health insurance scheme for its about one million members cutting across the 36 states and Abuja (FCT).
The umbrella body of all unity schools in the country also said it was also working loyalty scheme for its members, so that they can shop at designated partner outlets and get reasonable discounts; which also includes hotels, supermarkets, hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.
This was disclosed by USOSA
Vice President General, Mike Magaji, in an interview in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
USOSA which was formed in 2006, is an umbrella body of all unity schools comprising Federal Government Colleges, Federal Government Girls Colleges, Federal Science and Technical Colleges as well as Kings and Queens Colleges,104 schools nationwide in total.
Magaji said, “As a member of USOSA students have the privilege of giving back to their alma mater and thereby promoting good education that will lead to national development.
He added that as part of its programmes, USOSA periodically organises health walk for its members to ensure that they keep fit.
“This umbrella body of all unity schools is also designing a health insurance scheme for it members.
“Also under another loyalty scheme USOSANS will be able to shop at designated partner outlets and get reasonable discounts; these include hotels, supermarkets, hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.
The Vice President General, further disclosed that, “It is worthy to note that a rough estimation of USOSANS around Nigeria is put at about one million.
Magaji who is also the President of FGC Jos Old Students Association maintained that, “In FGC Jos alone between 2016 and 2019 old students carried out over 20 projects across infrastructure, teacher training and sports.
According to him, “As former students, we also give prizes every speech and prize giving day, amongst others.
“Infact, recently a set even built a new matron’s house for the girls hostel in FGC Jos, and similar gestures are being implemented in various unity schools across the country.
“Only last month 400 bed hostels for male and female students were renovated by the NNPC courtesy the immediate past Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru a former student of FGC Jos too”, Magaji explained.
“The ultimate goal is to improve the education sector and provide thought and practical leadership to the sector and by extension drive national development and integration.
“We will continue to compliment government’s efforts by giving back to our various alma mater”, he stressed.