On, Friday July 24, 2015, the Professor Enoch Anyanwu Christ’s Education (PEACE) College Port-Harcourt Road New Owerri held its graduation and sending forth for its pioneer SS3 students who just completed their WAEC and NECO examination.
The Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha PhD, used the occasion to dedicate a 60 KVA generating set and ultra modern science and computer laboratories which adorn the unique and enviable institution. Awards and prizes were given to best academic student, best behaved students, best well-dressed student and best school functionary of the year. The Victor Ludorum award instituted by Bishop Okorocha and his amiable wife, who is also a ‘quality educationist, Dr. Mrs. Eunice Okorocha.
In the beginning
PEACE College is an acronym for Professor Enoch Anyanwu Christ Education College Owerri. It is located along Owerri Port-Harcourt road near the popular Avu Junction in Owerri-West Local Government Area. The late Professor Enoch Anyanwu acquired the site and built the school block and donated it to the Diocese of Owerri in 2003. It was initially used for skills acquisition and later for remedial education programme and JAMB preparatory courses before it finally became a secondary school for boys only.
While handing over the centre to Owerri Anglican Diocese, Late Professor Anyanwu urged Bishop Okorocha to “Create this place into the kind of school in England your children attended. I will like to see it grow from being a secondary school to, if possible, a tertiary Institution. When people are here, they would study like those studying in England like your children did. And let us see if, with God’s help and in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, we cannot create better children for Nigeria”.
With this objective and vision, the Anglican Diocese of Owerri fully provided a most conducive place for teaching and learning for the students who desire quality Christ-centered education for leadership development and nation building. It is an all boys boarding school which is constantly being improve. They have the most modern classroom blocks on three floors. Each class room has an office and study room for the class teacher.
The hostel blocks, also on three floors, are structured in such a way that there are only two students per double room using personalized beds. There are functional bore holes for water supply and a modern kitchen that uses gas cookers in the institution? The motto of the school is “Education for spiritual moral and social transformation in Christ”.
The management team strives to give the students all round education with emphasis on spiritual transformation in Christ morality and academic excellence. All these are gifts from the family of Professor and Lady Ngozi Enoch Anyanwu to the Anglican. Diocese of Owerri for God’s mission through his church and for the transformation of society.
The principal of the school, Rev Samuel Mgbeahuru, is a minister of God, and Anglican Priest of Owerri Diocese while the Vice – Principal, Sir Soronadi Unaegbu, is a seasoned educationist. The school has a -chapel with a Chaplain, Reverend Simon Uwandu, who sees to the spiritual development of the students. He is also a mathematics teacher of the institution. The students are taught to be disciplined, eschewing prevalent social vices of the time. Cultism and examination malpractices are not tolerated in the school.
Security wise, PEACE College has perimeter fencing with security guards who work round the clock. The serene environment makes it difficult for peopie to notice that a wonderful school is located there.
The school has well qualified teachers with sound academic background in all the subjects and well equipped science and computer laboratories which are of international standard.
PEACE College has a partnership with Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development which it mounted for 12 secondary schools .in Nigeria in the area of physics, mathematics and Robotics. In the 2015 Schlumberger challenge project, PEACE College is among the schools that passed the preliminaries and her science students will be going to Lagos in November 2015 to present their science project.
For sound qualitative, ail round academic, spiritual, moral and physical development of children, parents and guardians are encouraged to send their male wards to Professor Enoch Anyanwu Christ Education College Owerri.