By Adonis Amadi
Bishop Lasbrey Christ’s Education College for Girls, Irete in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State recently marked her 2018 graduation/send-forth ceremony in grand style.
The occasion was held under the distinguished chairmanship Chief Dr. Lemmy Oparah who was present in company of his wife, Lolo Lemmy Oparah.
In his opening charge, Rev. Engr. B. Agwah who described the graduating students as “sweet daughters of Christ,” expressed joy over their feat.
He commended the students for their obedience, hard work and adherence to the school authorities, assuring them that they will surely reap the reward of their good labour.
Rev. Agwah reminded the students that God as the foundation of their knowledge and will always help them in their future endeavours. Taking his text from, Titus, he advised them to avoid those who do not have the fear of God and to avoid idleness as they meet new laws and new environment.
In her welcome addressing the Principal of the school, Lady V.N. Echerue who stated that the graduating students were being sent-forth to higher areas of life, thanked them for completing their studies in the school despite all the pressure from agents of the “miracle centres”.
She commended the nine students who registered for their SSCE examination in 2016/2017 session and passed with at least five credits including English and Mathematics, adding that she is expecting another 100% of higher quality result from the 17 students who registered in 2017/2018. According to her, it was not an overstatement to say that students of the school make their result at one sitting.
The Principal pointed out that the school has an effective counselling unit that organizes effective orientation programmes for JSS1, SS1 and new students as well as effective lesson supervision by professionals in different subjects.
The principal went ahead to highlight that the school exposed students to various clubs and various skill acquisitions which were useful to them in future, in addition to the weekly moral instructions which equipped them spiritually.
She enumerated the numerous achievements of the school which included 1st position in reading competition organized by National Library with a computer set prize and 2nd in debate organized by NTA.
She appreciated the welfare forum for their immense support, especially for renovating and equipping the computer laboratory.
The principal thanked the Chaplain and his wife as well as the staff for their support, loyalty, cooperation and commitment to the school.
The highpoint of the event was the recognition and honouring of some academically distinguished students from JSS1 to SS2 as well as Mr. and Mrs. Ozioma Apollos who were recognized as the most supportive parents.
The students presented drama, news and special songs in French, English and Igbo.