The defunct School of Preliminary Studies (SPS) Keffi has been describe as an oasis that has produced one of the best brains that have distinguished themselves in various sectors of the Nigerian Society.
Despite the fact that the school is no more (currently the Nasarawa University Keffi) those who went through the school have restate their desire to give back to the institution.
Speaking at a special reunion organized by members of the 1985 set of the School on Saturday 29th October 2022 held at the De-Bridge Hotel in Jos, Yakubu Tadi who is one of the key organizers stated that the idea of the alumni is to harvest from their contacts and relationships in order to sustain togetherness they enjoyed while in school in their days.
Tadi noted that their network is their net worth adding that given the high profile individuals like the Former GOC 3-Div Nuhu Angbazo, Governor Simon Lalong, Former Speaker Rt Hon Michael Dapyalong, the current Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University to mention a few that the school has produced, it was important to keep in touch in order in order to support each other and reach out to each other during celebrations and other event, urging the public to keep their relationships and networks, adding that they will need each other in life.
He added that the idea is also to galvanize other sets to key into the initiative in order to help reach out to a large number which he said will be beneficial to the generality of their members.
Also speaking to journalists at the event, Former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rt Hon Michael Dapyalong was full of gratitude for the reunion which he described as a once-in-a-lifetime event. He said that the event brings back memories of their experience in Keffi, adding that such interactions were good to help them relate with each other and bring up issues affecting Nigeria to know if Nigeria has derailed or is still on course.
Adding her voice to the mix, Mrs Joan Yakubu Dabels was happy she could interact with her old class mates, adding that she was excited she could meet with some of her class mates she had last seen since 1985.
Mr Solomon James Abdul added that moving the reunion to Jos was to help encourage more of their members to attend and participate given that most of them are from Plateau State. He also stated that the reunion was important in improving themselves economically and the Nation at Large.
Others commended the initiative adding that they were refreshed seeing old class mates they had not seen in forty years. A minute silence was observed at the beginning of the event for their mates and lecturers who had passed on.