By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Director General Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Major General Johnny Hamakim has commended the Commandant Nigerian Military School Zaria (NMS) Brigadier General Muktar Mohammed Bunza for his zero tolerance against indiscipline and other social vices in the school.
The Director General who was the Special Guest of Honour during the Beating of Retreat Ceremony gave the commendation while delivering his speech at RSM Yamusa parade Ground NMS, Zaria.
General Hamakim stated that the essence of establishing the Nigerian Military School is to provide highly disciplined mid-level manpower to the Nigerian Army for effective and efficient performance of its constitutional responsibilities, adding that the aim is being constantly achieved as NMS has been effectively turning out competent mid-level manpower for the Armed Forces.
The SGOH General Hamakim also commended the Commandant and the entire staff of the Nigerian Military School for maintaining the standard of the school urging them to continue to support its sustenance.
In his welcome address, the Commandant NMS Brigadier General Muktar Bunza gave an insight on the Beating of the Retreat saying that it is a parade in the Nigerian Army that marks the end of a training circle for units or institutions. He added that this years Beating of the Retreat was set to mark the end of 2016/2017 Military and Academic circle, which was accompanied with an Oath Taking Ceremony by the Passing out Boys who were confirmed to be soldiers of the Nigerian Army.
General Bunza reiterated that the school is now performing its statutory responsibilities as the passing out class six Boys were not only trained on academic subjects, but also military courses which includes; Regimentation, Drill, Field Engineering, Weapon Handling, Minor Tactics, Field Craft, By, Physical Training, General Service Knowledge among others.
Highlights of the event includes cultural display, unarmed combat, callisthenic display, drama presentation awards and prizes, taekwondo display among others.