The St. Paul’s Nursery and Primary School Nkwerre, in Nkwerre Local government Area of Imo State, has held its 2014 graduation and send forth of nursery three and primary six pupils.
Speaking at the occasion, the Archdeacon of Nkwerre Archdeaconry and Vicar of Nkwerre Parish in the Anglican Diocese of Orlu, Ven. Uchenna T. Ahams, praised the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Ngozi Ohakwe, and her team.
He pointed out that Mrs Ohakwe had, using here pragmatic strategies, strengthened the capabilities of the teachers and pupils, and urged her to maintain the tempo.
The Vicar said that the primary objective of a mission school worldwide is to improve upon the welfare of the pupils and admonished the staff to ensure that good morals are inculcated into the pupils.
In her address, Head Teacher Ohakwe expressed delight that the school had grown in leaps and bounds despite the introduction of free education by the state government in pupil schools.
She attributed the increase in enrolment to the improved academic standard in the school adding that for years, the school has been scoring 100% pass in its external exams.
Other activities such as moral instructions, Bible quiz and school debates, she said, are helping to modify the behaviour of the pupils to make them different from pupils of neighbouring schools.
According to her, the school registered 40 candidates for the 2013/2014 Universal Basic Education Assessment Test (UBEAT).
Mrs Ohakwe thanked the Archbishop/Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Most Rev. B.C.I. Okoro, Ph.D JP, for his prayers and support for the school which is owned by the diocese.
Also, the Education Secretary of Orlu Diocese, Sir Billy Gershon Ukwuoma, showered encomium on the staff and management of the school.
The occasion featured, among other activities, debate, talks on child abuse by a pupil, calisthenics, recitations, donations, and presentation of certificates to deserving pupils.
In attendance were Rev. Samuel Udensi, Sir Charles Okparaocha, Hon. Sir Dan Onuoha, Mr Arnold Akano, parents and guardians, among others.