FGCO Alumni Community, USA (FEGOCOOKA)

Culled from speech delivered by Engr. Ernest Mkpasi, (pioneer Head Boy, FGCO), at the 2010 Valedictory Day Ceremonies of the Federal Government College Okigwe on 17th July 2010.

I was among the first seventy pioneer students of our great Alma Mater, whose journeys started at a temporary school site in Umuna Orlu, taking us to another temporary site in Okigwe and partially ending in the current school site that we are in here today. I say partially ending because like the Biblical people of Israel, we only attended lectures on this site and so commuted to and fro the temporary site in Okigwe town.

I want to start by congratulating all the SS3 graduating students for this important milestone. For a journey of a thousand miles usually starts with a few steps. As most of you are aware, our topic for today is an adaptation of President Barack Obama’s slogan during the…

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