person_pin Rita Ureh
query_builder April 25, 2018 16:49:24

By Ukpa Ewa

Awka, April 25, 2018 -- The principal of Girls Secondary School Awka, Anambra State Mrs Wini Ibezim has disclosed plans to erect a chapel to meet the spiritual needs of students. 

Winni  Ibesim made this known at the occasion of the School's prize giving day and launching of the seventh edition of the school magazine “The Fountain”.

She said that Prizes were given to selected students who excelled in various subjects offered in the school to motivate them and to instil the spirit of competition amongst students.

The principal further enumerated her achievements which  included 86% pass in 2017 WASSCE and NECO  including English and mathematics by students ,  provision of 50 laboratory stools, Fortification, plastering and painting of the school's perimeter fence through SDG-CGS 2017 scale up project, Maintaining high moral standard and discipline among students, Excellent working synergy between the staff and management,  Construction of 2 soak - away pits in the hostel and provision of four toilets unit amongst others.  She however pleaded for provision of more hostels and class rooms, additional staff quarters, erosion control mechanism and employment of qualified staff in mathematics, science subjects and Igbo language.

In his address, The Anglican Bishop of Awka, Rt. Revd. Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, PHD, noted that the Diocese was leaving no stone unturned in rewriting educational history and reshaping the educational system of the society as it engages herself in the game of intellectualism in meeting the aspirations of modern time for a qualitative education towards sustainable development. 

Bishop Ibezim commended the good efforts of the school management board and State government in uplifting the standard of education, maintaining that Girls secondary school Awka, is a place where knowledge is imparted with sound morals as he called for proper training and education of the girl child by parents. 

Similarly,   His Royal Highness Ezekwseili Maduagwona, Igwe Obaofemili described the event as colourful as he witnessed new changes and innovation in the school.  He praised the effort of government and school leadership for giant strides attained in education of the girl child advising parents to provide basic essentials for their daughters encourage and correct them where necessary. 

Also, the past head of department of Educational Management and Policy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Professor Nkechi Ikediugwu stated there was improvement in education sector as she decried the high rate of male drop outs in school, rating the girl child education high.  She maintained that most males were interested in trading than acquiring educational skills. 

"Male drop outs should be discouraged as only education can move the state forward. Students be committed to your studies, work hard in achieving academic excellence as without education, you can't go further “ she said.

The epoch making event featured presentation of award to the overall best student in academics and well behaved, Miss Ogugua Faith (SS3) amongst others.