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By Regina Igwebuike :

Awkuzu (Oyi LGA), Dec. 3, 2019 (MOI) Students of Mater Dei Secondary School, Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area (LGA) celebrated the World of Self Reliance Day, showcasing curiosity, zealousness and creativity in them.

The event, which took place at the school compound had in attendance people from all walks of life.

The Principal of the school, Rev. Sr. Uzonna Orakwue said that they limited their scope of learning to cosmetology, drinks, creative arts and beading because of a lack of time.

Sr. Orakwue promised that they would improve in no distant time.

She emphasised that the skills acquisition would help in building the cognitive, physical and social development of the students.

The principal urged parents to support their children to practice what they learnt at home during holiday, pleading with parents to patronise their products.


Sr. Orakwue noted that Mater Dei School owned by Daughters of Divine Love (DDL) sisters is known for their academic excellence and inculcating moral discipline into the students.

``The school over the past academic years and presently recorded academic excellence in WAEC, NECO and BECE examinations.

``Many of our students that sat for WAEC and NECO examinations have gained admission into the universities.’’

The principal stressed that the school was in urgent need to complete the ground floor of the new classroom and administrative block, which they started in 2016.

According to her, this will help them to meet up with the fast growing population, enhancing their academic output to square up with global challenges.

She, then, pleaded with Anambra State Government and good spirited individuals for material and financial support, assuring them of their continuous prayers.

Sr. Orakwue commended efforts of the planning committee for making the event a huge success, praying God to reward them abundantly.

Chairman of the occasion, Mr Nwabueze Muotuanya said that skills acquisition would make the students to be self-reliant.

He urged parents to encourage their children by providing the required materials for learning these skills.

The chairman also pleaded with parents to support the school project of erecting a more conducive building to enable the management to give the students their best.

One of the students, Anne-Mary Igwebuike said that she learnt many things, thanking the school for granting her such opportunity.

She said that from what she had learnt, she would be able to make small earnings when she must have graduated from the school.

Face of Mater Dei beauty pageant, exhibition of products, drama and cultural dance (egwu torch) added glamour to the event. (MOI)