Union donates band set to school

Okpunkwume Development Union (ODU) Lagos Branch has been commended for donation of a set of band to Group School Okpunkwume, Mpam.
Ahiazu Mbaise LGA Education Secretary, Mrs. Dominica Nwosu gave the commendation during the presentation of the band to the school.
She noted that the gesture would help to checkmate lateness to school and sharpen the pupils’ mental and physical alertness.
The Education Secretary, represented by the Head of Planning, Statistics and  Research, Mr. Jude Madu, gave kudos to the lmo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorooha for the free education policy from primary to tertiary institutions in the state and urged parents and wards to avail themselves of the opportunity and encourage the pupils and students to work hard to derive the benefits accruable.
She said she was impressed with the way the headmistress, Mrs. Sarah Opara was piloting the affairs of the school and more so the cordial relationship with the community.
Speaking, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Ahiazu Mbaise Branch, Chief Joe Kemdirim said the school came first in cleanliness when Mr. Hilary Anyanwu was the headmaster and encouraged the headmistress not to relent in her good works.
On his part, the Eze-elect of Okpunkwume, Nze Kevin Nwoko, said he was proud of  the headmistress and Okpunkwume Development Union Lagos branch, urging their sons and daughters at home and in diaspora to key into the resolve of making the community better and enjoyable place to live.
The President-General Okpunkwume Development Union (ODU) and the Secretary Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Ahiazu Mbaise Branch, Sir. Patrick lwu, patted the headmistress on the back for setting up the school library and expressed gratitude to the development union for the formidable support.
Thanking the development union and people of the community for their untainted support, the Headmistress Group School Okpunkwume Mpam, Mrs. Sarah Opara said she was able to embark on reroofing of some of the school blocks with assistance from the community on resumption as the school head and beckoned on them to lend more of their weight now to finish up repairs on the remaining blocks to protect the children from the rain.
Present at the occasion include, the Secretary-General of the union, Mr. Joseph Chilaka, the Headmistress Community School Mpam Owerre, Lady Philomena lwu, the Catholic Women Organization (CWO) President St. Peter’s Catholic Church Okpunkume, Lady Christiana Eze and community leaders, Chief Ignatius Okadike and Nze Ambrose Oji among others.

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