With the new executive members in place, we continued with the outreach programme and strategizing on the projects to embark upon. The former Provost, Professor Kolo gave us an opportunity when he set aside a day for the Alumni as Alumni Day during the Convocation Ceremony which was held on 21st March 2003. The day was well celebrated starting with a public lecture titled “Balance of interest: Challenges of Education, Youth and Gender Development” by then Provost, Dr Yahaya Kuta Mohammed, an Alumnus of the College and a lecturer in Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan. A fund raising Dinner was held in the evening and it was attended, and well celebrated. Associate Awards were bestowed on Professor Ibrahim Kolo and Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, former Executive Governor of Niger State (then Federal Permanent Secretary F.C.T) in recognition of their positive contributions towards the success of the Alumni. The outcome of the day was the publication of the Alumni Directory, Volume 1 which featured some of the graduates.

On the 6th of August 2004 the National President, Alhaji lliyasu Dhako, wrote a letter resigning his position as President due to the tight schedule of his official duties at the time. In view of this development, Hajiya Hauwa Mohammed was immediately requested by the members to take over as the National President which she did.

The Executive members of the Alumni paid a courtesy call on the Chief Servant of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu on the 12th July, 2007. We succeeded in the following:

  1. The members requested for the payment of the remaining N55 million earlier pledged for the construction of the Gado Nasko Auditorium by both the State and LocalGovernment Councils. This money was immediately released to the College after our visit by the Niger State Government.
  2. The issue of recurring strike action embarked upon by the then Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the College was addressed and resolved after our visit and intervention.

As soon as Alumnus Professor Abdulrashid Haruna assumed duty as the new Provost of the College in 2009, he swung into action to ensure that the Alumni Association is in proper shape m order for it to contribute its own quota to the progress of the College. We were also proud of him as an Alumnus of the College. The national executive members paid him a courtesy call on the 6th May, 2010 and he expressed his support to the Alumni of the College. Several meetings were subsequently held with the Provost on how to move the Alumni forward. It was during one of such meetings that the executive members agreed with the College Management that the sum of N1000 Alumni due be charged on each graduate Student on collection of his/her certificate. Out of this amount, the sum of N500, 000 (Five hundred thousand naira) was remitted to Alumni account which was utilized as follows:

  1. Alumni Outreach
  2. Alumni signpost at the College
  3. Alumni Documentary on radio and television
  4. Alumni Banners for National Association of Colleges of Education Games (NACEGA)
  5. Publication of Alumni constitution 2013 and revised Alumni Constitution 2016.

The Niger State College of Education Alumni Association has been liaising with other similar Alumni bodies like Conference of Alumni Association in Colleges of Education in Nigeria (COAACEIN) and we were represented in Akwanga, Nassarawa State by the National Secretary, Assistant National Secretary and one other member.

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