By Amaka Olua
Students of the Catholic Diocese of Awka owned St Dominic Savio Seminary, Akpu, have recorded a 100% pass in the 2019 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). This was contained in the report signed and presented by the Academic Dean of the seminary, Rev Fr. Augustine Nnadi, at the Parent-Teacher-Development-Association Meeting (P.T.D.A) on November 17.
Fr Nnadi disclosed that seventy-one students who sat for the exams all scored 100% pass in all, while Boniface Eze, the best student, got seven distinctions and three credit passes.
He encouraged the students to be prudent in all they did, adding that the seminary made efforts to expose the students to different careers which would be beneficial to them in future. Fr Nnadi advised them to take their studies seriously in order to make their families proud.
He charged them to pay attention to their teachers and ask questions in any subject that confused them. He urged parents to avail the students the opportunity to showcase what they could do.
He expressed displeasure over some parents who, he said, went to the market to get their children’s homework, instead of allowing them to do it by themselves. He stressed the need to encourage the children so as to survive on their own.
He advised the students on prudence, describing it as the necessary ingredient in all virtues, without which they would degenerate into folly and excess. He maintained that prudence enabled seminarians to be organized within the tight seminary programme and making adequate plans on how to excel academically.
Fr Nnadi added that prudence enabled a seminarian to ascertain how best to study his books, bearing in mind that all fingers were not equal. He maintained that a good student should be able to discover the best time for his studies and make maximum use of them.
He advised them to know the areas of emphasis in every subject and to plan adequately on how to make distinctions in all the subjects.