By Victor Alison
Graduating students of St. Paul’s Secondary School, Nkwerre, Imo State, have been advised to portray their alma mater in a good light on leaving school.
Rev. Samuel Udensi, who represented the Archdeacon of Nkwerre Archdeaconry, Ven. Uchenna Tochukwu Ahams JP, gave the advice at the graduation of the 2014/2015 batch of the school owned by the Anglican Diocese of Orlu.
He extolled the principal of the school, Sir Dan Onuoha, for his zeal and motivation in working towards the growth of the school and also commended the cordial relationship between the principal, staff and the parents which is fostered through the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) .Ven. Ahams, also Vicar of Nkwerre Parish, is the Manager of the school.
Earlier, the principal, Sir Onuoha, noted that it was the school’s 5th graduation/send forth ceremony, adding that it has recorded encouraging results in the WAEC and NECO exams all those years.
He attributed these achievements to the discipline and good morals being imparted on the students, noting that they had won some trophies at the Diocesan and local government levels.
He also paid tribute to the school proprietor and Archbishop/Bishop of the Diocese of Orlu, Most Rev. Bennett Okoro PhD, the Diocesan Education Secretary, Sir Billy Gershom Ukwuoma, Ven. Ahams, the school’s manager as well as the Board of Governors and the PTA.
The school head also thanked Sis Joyce Onumaegbu, Apostle Dan Agbanyim and Hon. Tony Nworisa for their donations to the schools.
In an interview with Christian Voice, the outgoing Senior Prefect of the School, Master Wisdom Uzoma, thanked the principal and staff and advised students to avoid lateness, bullying, indecent dressing and disobedience to the teachers.
He described his alma mater as a citadel of sound learning, spirituality and academic discipline.
The ceremony featured calisthenics, presentation of souvenirs and certificates, as well as prizes, traditional dances and awards to five National Youth Service Corps members who served in the school.