By Victor Igwe
The Anglican Bishop of Owerri Diocese, His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha PhD has stressed the need for good education for girls in the country who are future pillars in nation-building.
He made the call while dedicating and commissioning a dormitory complex at the Bishop Lasbrey Christ’s College, Irete in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State on Wednesday, 14th January, 2015.
The Prelate commended the efforts of the Diocesan Education services in seeing to the success of the renovation and furnishing of dormitory complex at the College.
The Bishop also used the opportunity to call on the host community, Irete, to partner with the Diocese to ensure that those structures and facilities installed were properly handled inorder to enhance further development. He also said that they should be active in aiding the Diocese in ensuring that the school meets the expected international standards.
The Chief Shepherd of the Diocese frowned at the unruly behaviour of present day students which he said is a mark of indiscipline particularly with obscene drawings on walls, destruction of facilities and many others. He enjoined the students to be disciplined and industries, stressed the importance of cleanliness which is next is godliness.
In his address earlier, the Administrative Secretary of the deplorable condition of many institutions returned by the state government. He commended the Bishop for his bold step in rehabilitating and furnishing the school dormitory complex accommodate 200 students.
He further said that the students should make effective use of the facilities provided for them and equally be mindful in using them. He also soliated for partnership from the host community (Irete) to further der……… the institution and checkmate the unwarranted burning down of infrastructures and pulling down fences which are being experienced recently.
Speaking also, Ven Dr. Emma Ukaha, appreciated the breless efforts of the Bishop and his team in ensuring qualitative education in the Diocese.
The erstwhile Director of Diocesan Education Services solicited for proper maintenance from students and teachers, stressing that it is the only way to sustain the Landable achievement of the Diocese.
The ex-Permanent Secretary advocated the relevance of Information Technology in the world today, pointing out that it is vital for all to endeavour to acquire the basic skills so as to excel.
The President of Council of Knight Owerri Diocese, Sir Gab Oduah commended his Lordship for his giant strides in ensuring the best for the children in the Diocese.
Sir Oduah said that the Council of Knights in the Diocese as their contribution to the development of the school has adopted the institution for the next five years as the case of IMSU Chaplaincy which in glaring to all and sundry.
In his contribution, Mr. Ude Caleb on behalf of the stakeholders and host community (Irete) praised the Bishop for all his tireless efforts and promised that the opportunity would be properly utilized by the students.
Highlights on that day included intercessory prayers, Bible reading hymns, cash award of registration for senior school certificate for Miss Sandra Nwogu and entertainment.
Dignitaries at the occasion were Dr (Mrs) Eunice Okorocha, Sir Gab Oduah, Ven Dr Emma Ukaha, Ven D.C.A. Oguike Ven James Onyekwelibe, Ven Paul Nwozuzu and host of priest.