… Rewards Academic Champions, Kicks off Chapel Building Project
By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba
About twenty one students of the prestigious Catholic Diocese of Awka-owned Tansi International College, Awka (TICA), who have distinguished themselves academically in the 2020/2021 academic session, were on the occasion of the 2022 Annual Feast and Parents’ Day Celebration of the College held last Saturday, January 22, rewarded with various academic awards.
Fides reports that the school proprietor and Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, who at the event administered the Sacrament of Confirmation on over 80 students of the College, also laid the foundation stone for the building of a 1,500 sitting capacity chapel for TICA.
Presenting the academic champions, the Academic Dean, TICA, Rev Fr Paschal Nnajiofor, described as fitting, the need to celebrate those who distinguished themselves academically despite the strict and competitive academic environment of the College.
Among the champions were Valentine Udeozor and ChukwukaMuoka, who a tied as the overall best graduating students with 6A1s, 1B2 and 2 B3s each. They went home with brand new laptops each. Cyprian Okeke and Emmanuel Ezennia won the 3rd best graduating students with 5A1s, 2 B2s and 2 B3s each.
ChukwubuikemIkechukwu of SS 2, emerged the overall best student in the senior category with 85.31%, and went home with Rev. Fr. James Okafor Annual Academic Champion Award of a Trophy with a cash of N50, 000.00. While Augustine Ezenwa of JSS 2, emerged the overall best student in the junior category with 92.32%, and went home with the late Rev. Fr. John Paul Ezeonyido Annual Academic Champion Award of a Trophy with a cash of N50, 000.00.
In the Principal’s Honour’s List for the 2020/2021 Academic Session, the 1st position winners were EbukaAnayochukwu with 89.63% in JSS 1; Augustine Ezenwa, 92.32% in JSS 2; Emmanuel Nwammadu and Stephen Dike with 7As and 3Cs in JSS 3; ChukwubuikemIkechukwu with 85.31% in SS 1 and Kingsley Anaka with 85.11% in SS 3.
In his address of welcome, the Principal, Tansi International College, Awka, Rev FrOnyebuchi II, described the feast as an annual event set aside to acknowledge God’s abiding love, blessings and faithfulness.
The principal explained that Tansi College was committed to actualizing the goal of Catholic education which was the formation of a whole child body, mind and spirit so as to enable the child be properly formed in content and character, and be an asset to himself, the Church and society.
He called on parents and friends of the College to donate towards the completion of the 1,500 sitting capacity church building, otherwise known as chapel for TICA. According to him, the chapel was a pressing need that would also enable the College actualize its vision of integral formation and education of the human person.
FrOnyebuchi II thanked God for the gift of Blessed IweneTansi in whose name he said, the school was established, praying for his speedy canonisation. He appreciated all who graced and supported the event.
Presentation of various awards to the students and the most dedicated teacher, presentation of gifts to the bishop by the school, donations in support of the school project, as well as various entertainment displays by the students were highlights of the celebration.