Opinion

Tansi Int’l College, Awka Ripe for Chapel

. . . School Seeks Support

By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba

Twenty years after the existence of the Catholic Diocese of Awka-owned prestigious Tansi International College, Awka (TICA), the College has solicited for assistance from all lovers of quality formation and well-meaning individuals for a befitting chapel.

The school made the request known through the address of welcome of the Principal/Manager, Rev Fr Paul Onyebuchi II, on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary celebration and the 2020 Annual Patron Feast/Parents’ Day held on January 25.

Rev Fr Onyebuchi II, who through the address, appreciated the various benefactors, supporters and the PTA of TICA for their consistent support to the 20 year-old citadel of academic excellence, character and all round formation, said there was need for a chapel (church) for liturgical worship in the College.

According to the principal, the chapel when in place, would boost the vision of integral formation and education of the human person through knowledge and discipline, for which the institution was established.

He appreciated all who contributed towards the completion of the imposing 2-storey building, Divine Grace Reverend Fathers’ Rectory, of TICA that was built within a year and blessed at the anniversary.

Fr Onyebuchi II promised to work towards the needed chapel if given the much needed support and cooperation.

Speaking at the event, the Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor, added his voice to the pressing need for a befitting chapel for liturgical worship for the school.

He urged all to give their support to the project, which, according to him, would help to actualize the mission of physical and spiritual education which Catholic education was committed to.

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor (centre), leads in the Holy Mass at TICA School Field. Such solemn celebration is better done in a Chapel (Church). 1st right is the Principal/Manager of TICA, Rev Fr Paul Onyebuchi II.

A section of dignitaries that graced the event. They have been called upon to support the needed chapel building project. 3rd and 4th from left are the Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Azuka Omenugha and Mr Valentine Chineto Ozigbo of Transcorp Group.

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