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SACCIA to Venture into Water Supply Business, Solicits Funds for Tanker

…As Bishop Ezeokafor Commissions Borehole Project, School Buses

The Management of St. Anthony’s Catholic Comprehensive Institute, Agulu, has disclosed plans to venture into water supply business in order to generate funds required for the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the college’s structures.

The Rev. Fr. Valentine Chukwunonso Ezenduka led Management Team made the disclosure through an address of welcome at the commissioning of the school’s borehole project, blessing of the new school bus, unveiling of academic award of excellence, prize giving day, send-off of final year students and Christmas party held at the school premises last Thursday 16th December.

He said that the College needed to purchase a Mercedes water tanker truck that could be used in conveying water to people that needed good water supply to enable it to sustain the just completed borehole project. He maintained that venturing into water supply business would be a great source of income to the school in order to cushion the effects of bad economy and recession which the country had been plunged into due to bad governance and the ripple effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

The School Manager, while explaining the various difficulties which the college team faced while trying to get the borehole project, said that the school Management’s call and cry to many wealthy individuals in Agulu yielded no result and thanked God for the enabling grace that brought about the completion of the project, which, he said, was financed through the school’s purse.

He revealed that the school had engaged the services of structural engineers in the reconstruction and renovation of its Block A building to save the gigantic academic building from collapsing. He said that the building was important to the school as it housed the whole of junior classrooms and laboratories. He noted that the desire of the college was to renovate the classrooms and laboratories to meet international standards with state-of-the art facilities.

Emphasizing the importance of water in maintaining the sanitary condition of the school, Fr. Ezenduka beckoned on people of goodwill and philanthropists to assist the College to realize its dreams to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning to thrive.

He noted that the College had been repositioned with audio-visual facilities to make teaching and learning seamless for both teachers and students; a music laboratory for the learning of various musical instruments and introduction of two new buses to ameliorate transportation problems.

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, while commissioning the borehole and school buses, commended the Management Team for their zeal and passion, which, he said, had brought about the introduction of 21st century teaching methods, saying that it would equip the students and prepare them to compete with others across the globe. He called for the redirection of people’s attention, especially the young, to education as it prepared one fully for the future.

He said that water was required in the College to maintain a good sanitary situation and revealed that plans to venture into the water supply business would enable the school to sustain future projects. He advised the Management Team to be cautious of the type of vehicle they would purchase for the supply of the water as such could mar or promote the business.

He appreciated the donation from Yvette McCauley and family and the PTA team of the school, calling on more persons to donate for effective actualization and smooth running of the business.

The chairman of the occasion, Chief Boniface Ukoh, described the institute as one of the best schools in the state and noted that the efforts of the teachers were visible in the academic gains being recorded in the school.

Chief Ukoh who serves as the PTA Chairman of the school said the PTA were making qualitative efforts to compliment that of the Management to ensure effective repositioning of the school.

Contributing Engr. Anthony Ukoh-Akpulu whose brainchild gave birth to the existence of the school, emphasized the need for the school to financially sustain itself and expressed optimism that the water supply venture was a step in the right direction. He said that financial stability would assist the Board and Management Team to bring the school back to the vocational centre it was intended for during its establishment, saying that vocational education propelled development in any nation.

The event featured musical performances by students displaying their talents, farewell song, Christmas carol, fashion parade by male students who dressed in mothers’ attire, ball picking and filling the bottle.

Presentation of trophies to deserving students and best teacher award presentation were the highpoints of the event.

The Management of St. Anthony’s Catholic Comprehensive Institute, Agulu, has disclosed plans to venture into water supply business in order to generate funds required for the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the college’s structures.

The Rev. Fr. Valentine Chukwunonso Ezenduka led Management Team made the disclosure through an address of welcome at the commissioning of the school’s borehole project, blessing of the new school bus, unveiling of academic award of excellence, prize giving day, send-off of final year students and Christmas party held at the school premises last Thursday 16th December.

He said that the College needed to purchase a Mercedes water tanker truck that could be used in conveying water to people that needed good water supply to enable it to sustain the just completed borehole project. He maintained that venturing into water supply business would be a great source of income to the school in order to cushion the effects of bad economy and recession which the country had been plunged into due to bad governance and the ripple effects of COVID-19 pandemic.

The School Manager, while explaining the various difficulties which the college team faced while trying to get the borehole project, said that the school Management’s call and cry to many wealthy individuals in Agulu yielded no result and thanked God for the enabling grace that brought about the completion of the project, which, he said, was financed through the school’s purse.

He revealed that the school had engaged the services of structural engineers in the reconstruction and renovation of its Block A building to save the gigantic academic building from collapsing. He said that the building was important to the school as it housed the whole of junior classrooms and laboratories. He noted that the desire of the college was to renovate the classrooms and laboratories to meet international standards with state-of-the art facilities.

Emphasizing the importance of water in maintaining the sanitary condition of the school, Fr. Ezenduka beckoned on people of goodwill and philanthropists to assist the College to realize its dreams to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning to thrive.

He noted that the College had been repositioned with audio-visual facilities to make teaching and learning seamless for both teachers and students; a music laboratory for the learning of various musical instruments and introduction of two new buses to ameliorate transportation problems.

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, while commissioning the borehole and school buses, commended the Management Team for their zeal and passion, which, he said, had brought about the introduction of 21st century teaching methods, saying that it would equip the students and prepare them to compete with others across the globe. He called for the redirection of people’s attention, especially the young, to education as it prepared one fully for the future.

He said that water was required in the College to maintain a good sanitary situation and revealed that plans to venture into the water supply business would enable the school to sustain future projects. He advised the Management Team to be cautious of the type of vehicle they would purchase for the supply of the water as such could mar or promote the business.

He appreciated the donation from Yvette McCauley and family and the PTA team of the school, calling on more persons to donate for effective actualization and smooth running of the business.

The chairman of the occasion, Chief Boniface Ukoh, described the institute as one of the best schools in the state and noted that the efforts of the teachers were visible in the academic gains being recorded in the school.

Chief Ukoh who serves as the PTA Chairman of the school said the PTA were making qualitative efforts to compliment that of the Management to ensure effective repositioning of the school.

Contributing Engr. Anthony Ukoh-Akpulu whose brainchild gave birth to the existence of the school, emphasized the need for the school to financially sustain itself and expressed optimism that the water supply venture was a step in the right direction. He said that financial stability would assist the Board and Management Team to bring the school back to the vocational centre it was intended for during its establishment, saying that vocational education propelled development in any nation.

The event featured musical performances by students displaying their talents, farewell song, Christmas carol, fashion parade by male students who dressed in mothers’ attire, ball picking and filling the bottle.

Presentation of trophies to deserving students and best teacher award presentation were the highpoints of the event.