…Pays Pastoral Visit to SJGSS
By CP Uzoaganobi
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, has charged the faithful to have faith in all their endeavors. The bishop who stated this during his pastoral visit to St John of God Secondary School, Awka, noted that Education made a man and that the amount of knowledge someone had made a distinction.
Bishop Ezeokafor further commended the past and present managements of the school on the quality formation given to the students, as well as on the infrastructural development.
The pastoral visit which took place on Saturday 18 February 2023, featured send-off of the former Management, inauguration of the 2022\2023 academic year, inauguration of the diamond celebration countdown, 2024, blessing and commissioning of projects which included 10 KVA Solar Inverter-Phase 1, Ultraviolet Water Treatment System, construction of Ultra-modern 9 Classrooms and others.
The visit commenced with a Holy Mass which the Bishop presided over with a host of other priests.
The School Manager, Rev Fr. Malachy Maduewesi, highlighted the school’s success stories, both within and outside the state, to include the first position on Prof Chinua Achebe Literary Competition, November 2022.
He added that the school had acquired a new look in modern facilities and appealed for more support for the school to facilitate learning.
The pastoral visitation was attended by many dignitaries, including traditional rulers, members of the education board, old girls of the school and parents/guardians.