By Gid Ahanonu
The Christ the King International Anglican Academy, Owerri, has held its 2016 Graduation/send forth and prize-giving Day during which the school’s superintendent, Ven Zion Ngoka, hailed missions in their bid to restore the standard of education which, he said, began to fall when government took over schools after the Nigerian civil war.
Ven Ngoka urged the church to sustain the new trend for God and humanity. At the morning devotion preceding the ceremony, a curate at Christ’s Church, Owerri, where the school is located, Rev Godson Okoro, reminded the students that God knows what they would be from womb and so they must allow Him to take control of their lives.
He urged the outgoing students to be good ambassadors of the school, urging the entire students to avoid a clash of interest with God and their parents.
Delivering the graduation lecture entitled “Sustaining Your Dream”, Rev. Dabnize of the Anglican church of the Healing Cross, Owerri urged the students not to lose focus in achieving their goals because of challenges pointing out that the biblical Joseph met obstacles along the line but was victorious in the end.
He noted that dreams take time to nature and requires patience. The cleric listed the secrets of sustaining dreams as (a) being in constant touch with God (b) keeping one’s dreams away from dream killers (c)avoiding distractions (d) keeping focus on God-given dreams and (e) not losing hope on one’s dreams because of obstacles.
Earlier, the school’s principal, Sir C.C.I. Obijiaku, said that the school had scored 100 per cent, since inception in WAEC and NECO exams and 90 percent of its products are already in higher institutions.
Describing the school as special and keeping to its motto, “The Best for God,” he thanked the proprietor and Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Cyril Okorocha PhD, the superintendent, Ven Ngoka, the board chairman Dr. (Mrs) Joy Njemanze and the entire management for their love and efforts in seeing that the school excels.
To the graduating students, he said “go forth into the world in peace, let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works (Math.5:16).
The ceremony which was chaired by Dr Camillus Anuforo and moderated by Sir Soronnadi Unegbu, featured rendition by the school’s choir, drama, gift of the bible and certificates to the 11 graduands, as well as presentation of gifts to students who excelled in various academic work and character.