By Nick Chibunna
Obazu Community Grammar School (OCOGRAM), Mbieri, in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State may resume academic activities come September this year. The hint was dropped during a meeting between the OCOGRAM Old Boys Association led by its national president, Barr. Herbert Achonulo with the supervisory Bishop of Owerri Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chigozie Maduwike, JP.
At the end of the meeting, the prelate, who is also the Bishop of Ikeduru Diocese directed that work, including the clearing of the school promises be started immediately.
Addressing members of the OOBA at the Chapel of healing Cross, Bishop Court, Attat in the Ikeduru L.G.A. of Imo State Bishop Maduwike thanked them for their concern and interest to see that the institution bounces back to life again.
Taking his word of exhortation from the book of the Prophet Ezekiel, chapter 37, the prelate said that as Ezekiel prophesized on the dried bones and they lived again, so would God rebuild the institution and restore it to its former glory.
Bishop Maduwike who said that where there is a will, there must be a way urged the old students to close rank and work toward rebuilding the premier institution.
He thanked the principal of the school, Ven. Chike Anurigwo for his effort to see that the school comes alife again and enjoined him never to relent but to initiate programmes and policies that would galvanize the school to a greater height.
When the Bishop put the question across as whether they were ready for the take off of the school, the response was yes, adding that the time is now, and that their members across the globe were also ready.
At the meeting, some of the Old boys made contributions on how the institution can be transformed into a centre of academic excellence.
Speaking to Christian Voice after the meeting the principal of the school, Ven. Chike Anurigwo said that he accepted his appointment as the principal of the premier institution with joy and thanked the former Bishop of Owerri Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Cyril Okerafor PhD for the appointment and the confirmation by the supervisory Bishop, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Maduwike.
He promised to do his best to see that the school takes its pride of place among academic institution in the country.