By Chukwudi Ikpe
The Anglican Bishop of Owerri, Rt. Rev. Chukwuma Oparah, Ph.D, JP has been commended for his fatherly care and support to the premier academic institution of the Diocese, Archdeacon Dennis Junior Seminary (ADJS) Mbieri.
The principal of the school, Rev. Canon Casmir Ukonu made the remark at St. Mark’s the Evangelist Chapel Bishops court on Wednesday, during a special thanksgiving in celebration of the school’s outstanding feat in winning the 2019 Osita Iheme Annual Quiz competition for secondary schools in Imo State, held at the Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri last weekend.
According to him, while the moral standard of the school has tremendously improved, its spiritual life has tremendously improved, its spiritual life has also been revived since Bishop Oparah’s assumption of office last year.
The principal attributed the new development to the constant visit of the Bishop and his wife as well as their serious concern fatherly care and relentless support to the institution.
He, therefore, called on parents to enroll their words into ADJS, stressing that the school has returned to its glorious days.
The principal also commended and appreciated the Bishop and his wife for their assistance and support during the 40th Anniversary celebration of the school.
He disclosed that the school was represented at the quiz competition by Divinefavour Nwachukwu and Chikamso Nwonebu whose excellent performance earned the school the first position.
Canon Ukonu further disclosed that the quiz competition which featured English, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Current affairs fetched the school two hundred thousand naira (N200,000.00) as prize money in addition to individual prize of brand new laptop computer sets for each of the contestants.
Responding, Bishop Oparah expressed gratitude to God for ADJS and congratulated them for a job well done.
He also expressed optimism that they will go higher in future and thanked the principal and staff of the school for ‘doing us proud’.
Earlier in a sermon, Rev. Canon Onyinyeoma Onyeagocha, explained that the Word of God is light to mankind.
Taking his text from Psalm 27:4 and preaching on the topic, ‘what I seek, he pointed out that it is a vital necessity to seek the Lord, stressing that the presence of God can turn around life crisis, family issues, marriage crisis as well as bring about progress.
Canon Onyeagocha, who is the Administrator of Irete Missionary Archdeaconry called on Christians to always rely totally on God for direction.