…Plans to Set Up Sports Academy
By Chioma Ndife
The Management of St. Patrick’s College, Awka, Anambra State, has disclosed plans to commence robotics training for students of the College in order to equip them with requisite skills needed for the present technologically driven society.
The Manager of the College, Rev. Fr. Celestine Anaekwe, made the disclosure in his office while revealing the activities which the College would inculcate into its programmes in the next academic session during an exclusive interview with Fides. He stated that the intention was geared at making graduates from the College economic drivers that the world would reckon with.
He maintained that the idea behind the commencement of the Robotics, Software Development, Coding, Computer Repairs, among other ICT related trainings, was to ensure that the students were equipped for tomorrow, noting that the College students were not trained to fit into society but to lead society and bring about the desired positive change.
He explained that the school’s music studio had been put in place to assist students interested in music to fine-tune and train their voices for the actualization of their talents, saying that other skill acquisition programmes that would be introduced into the school curriculum included sewing, carpentry, computer repairs and software designs. He noted that the College agricultural team was designing modalities for the training of the students in fish rearing as the school hoped to commence fishing farming in no distant time.
Fr. Anaekwe revealed plans for the establishment of the College’s sports academy and disclosed that efforts would be made for the registration of the sports academy. He explained that excellence had been the guiding principle of the College, noting that it was deployed in volleyball court and football pitch projects. He maintained that the volleyball court project which started at the completion of the football pitch was to enable the school team to ensure that excellence was brought to play for the project execution.
He expressed optimism that those trained at the academy could represent the state at national and international competitions. He noted that the different programmes were to enable the College students whom he described as academic champions to diversify in other fields of life.
He maintained that the music studio was yielding the desired results as two recordings had been executed, saying that the mission and vision of the College was to train productive adults as it was easier to build a strong child than to mend a broken adult.