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Bishop Okorocha stresses role of Church in qualitative education …As Peace College holds graduation

The graduation and sendforth of pioneer (SS3) students of The Professor Enoch Anyanwu Christ’s Education ‘(PEACE) College, Port Harcourt Road New Owerri, who just completed the WAEC and NECO examinations has taken place at the school premises.

The   Bishop   of Anglican   Diocese of Owerri,   Rt   Rev.   Cyril Okorocha , PhD, used the occasion to   dedicate a 60KVA generating set and the ultra modern science and computer laboratories of the institution.

Bishop Okorocha also presented the Victor Ludorum award which he and his amiable wife, Dr Mrs. Eunice Okorocha (Mama Owerri) instituted for the school.

The award of Best Academic Student went to Echeta Samuel.

Best well-behaved student and the outstanding school functionary went to Agwa Favour, while that of the best dressed student went to Oparaugo Chukwudi.

Speaking on the occasion, Bishop Okorocha said that the future of Nigeria lies in the hands of the new generation of students who are being turned out from secondary schools.

He warned parents to mind how they raise their children and the kind of school they attend, adding that in the olden days, schools were mainly boarding.

Bishop Okorocha posited that for there to be qualitative education in the country, it must be tripartite experience made up of the parents, teachers and the church.

In his Address of welcome, the Principal, Reverend Samuel Mgbeahuru said that the pioneer students of PEACE College confidently wrote expo free WAEC and NECO examinations.

Speaking on behalf of the family of late Professor Enoch Anyanwu, the widow, Professor Mrs. Ngozi Anyanwu traced the history of PEACE College Owerri, from 1991 when her late husband, Professor Enoch Anyanwu attended full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship in USA where he got the inspiration to give to the poor.

Professor Anyanwu disclosed that her husband acquired the site, built it up and donated it to the Diocese of Owerri in 2003. She said it was initially used for skills acquisition and later for remedial programme and JAMB preparatory courses before it finally became a secondary school.

Professor Anyanwu commended the moral character of the students who wrote expo-free examination and urged the principal to focus more on the moral upbringing of the students.

In her reports, the Chairman of the management team, Lady Ngozi Anyanwu thanked God for the achievements made by the school and called on the Diocese of Owerri and other well-meaning individuals to provide the school with access road, a sick bay, school bus and a modern library.

Among the dignitaries that attended the ceremony were the Executive Director of schools, Diocese of Owerri, Venerable James Onyekwelibe, a former member of the State House of Assembly, Sir Oliver Enwerem and Ichie Fide Nwaogu.

 

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