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
"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.