…Strengthens 210 Students in Faith
By Adejumoke Aminat Alebiosu and Daruwana Daku
In what seemed to be an event of multiple attractions, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev. Dr Paulinus C. Ezeokafor, last Sunday, October 10, 2021 made a pastoral visit to St. Michael’s Model Comprehensive Secondary School, Nimo, Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The visit was germane to the college, as it was his first since Rev. Fr Denis Nwabueze
became Manager cum Principal of the college. Also, it brought forth the blessings of an Ultramodern Hostel built and furnished by the college by the revered prelate and the oldest classroom block renovated by Senator Uche Ekwunife, Senator, representing Anambra Central.
The Bishop in his homily, charged the congregation to seek for wisdom that aided in rational choice of things of the world. He also charged the congregation to emulate the life
of Saint Anthony of Padua in having the altruistic spirit of sharing whatsoever gifts God had given .
‘The social teachings of the Church make it clear about our wealth and what we have. They teach us that whatever we acquire, it’s not because we have worked harder than others; it is because God has blessed our efforts and when we acquire things, we will use them for ourselves and the rest for the good of others,’ the
In the same vein, he thanked God for the life of the school ever since it was brought back from the government and commented the efforts of the past and present Managers of the College.
The pontiff also charged the Old Boys Association to step up their activities as they marked their homecoming. He thanked the community, teachers, and managers, both past and present for the progress they had made so far both in academic work and structures.
In an exclusive interview
with the principal, Fides gathered that the new hostel was christened after the proprietor of the school, Bishop P.C. Ezeokafor, because the funding of the project was solely from the school’s revenue. The principal also appreciated the academic feat the college was gaining, just as its moniker, ‘the risen giants’,
Highlights of the event were award presentation to best students in their respective subjects, and presentations by the students.