The new co-educational secondary school located in the St. Mark’s Church Complex, Amakohia, Owerri was last Wednesday formally named Our Saviour’s Anglican Academy by the Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha.
In the ceremony witnessed by many members of the church, the bishop stated that with the establishment of the new school, the vision of developing the complex into what he termed an “academic arena” has been accomplished.
He explained that the change of name covers the Nursery, Primary, Digital Technology College and the new secondary school.
The bishop then directed that the Mary Sumner Primary School be relocated to another site in the premises while the secondary school should take up the space.
The prelate then announced that the secondary school would be managed by the Women’s Ministries in collaboration with St. Mark’s Church as the Administrator of the Archdeaconry is usually the superintendent of such institutions.
In her remarks, the President of the Women’s Ministries of the Diocese of Owerri, Dr Mrs Eunice Okorocha assured that the Women’s Ministries would transform the school into a centre of excellence where the vices that impede academic work would not be tolerated while qualified teachers would be recruited and only students ready to study would be admitted.
Among the dignitaries present were the Director Education Services Commission, Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Ven Dr Emma Ukaha, the Administrator/Superintend-ent of St. Mark’s, Amakohia, Rev Can. Chukwuma Oparah, PhD, the Chairman, Secondary School Implementation Committee, Prof Sir G.A. Ike, the secretary, Secondary School Implementation Committee, Mr. Sam Uche Macaulay and a host.