The Anglican Bishop of Owerri Diocese, Right Reverend Cyril Okorocha PhD, has stressed the need for qualitative education of children made possible through the experience of parents, teachers and the church.
Bishop Okorocha made the call at the graduation and send forth of pioneer SSS students of the Professor Enoch Anyanwu Christ’s Education College Port Harcourt Road New Owerri located near the popular Avu Junction Owerri-west LGA.
He said that the rate of moral decadence in the education sector of the country makes the tripartite experience imperative.
Bishop Okorocha remarked 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 schools they attend, adding that in the olden days, schools were mainly boarding.
In a welcome address, the Principal of the school, Reverend Samuel Mgbeahuru, said that the pioneer students of Peace College confidently wrote expo-free WAEC and NECO examinations of 2014/2015.
Rev Mgbeahuru said that in 2013 PEACE College was among the few schools selected for Schlumberger Teachers Impact Assessment programme for mathematics and physics teachers in Nigeria.
He disclosed that the school excelled in the Shlumberger SEED project which attracted the multinational company’s development programme to the school.
He said that the school will be going to Lagos in November, 2015 for the final of Schlumberger science, challenge project competition.
The principal commended the family of school Benevolent, Late Professor Enoch Anyanwu, for its continued assistance to the school and lauded Professor Lady Ngozi Anyawu wife of the late professor, for her wonderful contributions to the school.
Speaking on behalf of the family of late Professor Enoch Anyanwu, Professor Lady Anyanwu traced the history of PEACE college Owerri to 1991 when her late husband, Professor. Enoch Anyanwu attended Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International 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 Diocese of Owerri in 2003.She said it was initially used for skills acquisition and later for remedial programme and Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) preparatory courses before finally becoming a secondary school.
She said that the Anyanwu family would continue to identify with the school for it to attain greater heights.
In his remarks, the chairman of the Management team, Lady Ngozi Onyirioha, thanked God for the recorded achievements of the school.
She called on the Diocese of Owerri and spirit-filled individuals to provide the school with access road.
The highlights of the occasion were the presentation of the Victor Ludorum award, instituted by Bishop Okorocha and his amiable wife Dr Mrs. Eunice Okorocha (Mama Owerre).
The award of Best Academic student went to Master Echete Samuel. Best behaved and the outstanding school functionary went Master Favour, while the best dressed student went to Master Oparaugo Chukwudi.
Bishop Okorocha used the occasion to dedicate a brand new 60KVA generating set worth N2.2million, the well-equipped computer laboratory made up of 21 units which the Diocese and Schlumberger provided for the school and the ultra physics, chemistry and biology laboratories worth 6.8million.
Present at the occasion were the Director of schools in the Diocese of Owerri, Venerable James Onyekwelibe, the Bishop’s Chaplains, Rev Canon Ogechi Ofurum and Rev Uneze Ukaegbu.