OCOGRAM resumes Oct. 8 * Old Boys to hold crucial meeting on Monday Oct. 1, to finalise arrangements

The Obazu Community Grammar School (OCOGRAM) Mbieri, in the Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State will resume classes October 8, 12 years after it had remained shut.
This was made known by the Chairman of the Steering Committee for the takeoff of the school and Bishop-elect of the Owerri Anglican Diocese, Ven. Chukwuma Oparah, PhD, shortly after a meeting of the committee.
OCOGRAM is one of the schools returned to the Anglican Diocese of Owerri by the Imo State Government   during the administration of former Governor Ikedi Ohakim.
Bishop-elect Oparah promised to look into all other mission schools on resumption as bishop in the diocese with a view to further equipping them physically and morally in accordance with world standards.
He commended the old boys of the school for their contributions to the resumption of the school  and thanked as the Supervisory Bishop of Owerri, rt. Rev. Emmanuel Maduwike, JP, who constituted the Steering Committee to hasten the take off of the school.
The Bishop-elect, who is an educationist, described education as one of the major ingredients of a nation’s prosperity as it provides skills to children for future development.
He said that the takeover of schools by the government after the Nigerian Civil War in 1970 contributed greatly to the low standard of education being experienced today in the country.
According to him, that singular exercise caused the disappearance of morality and character building from the school system.
Meanwhile the Old Boys of the school will meet on Monday Oct 1, 2018 at the school premises to finalize plans for the school’s resumption after 12 years of its closure. All Old Boys of the school are invited to the crucial meeting which starts at 1pm, according to a statement from the President Barr Achonulo.

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