ISAAC OJO and IFEOMA EJIOFOR write that Archdeacon Nwosu Memorial Secondary School, Ozubulu in Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra State is really showing the light.
The school has been winning all the winnable and this is done with simplicity and humility.
The Principal of the school, Revd Canon Ernest Anekwe (ACCA) while speaking with journalists on five star performance posted by the students of the school attributed the successes to God.
Canon Anekwe who resumed as the principal of the school in 2016 noted that his students won Cowbell competition in 2018 and repeated the feat again in 2019.
The students, according to him, have distinguished themselves in Nnewi area as they emerged best in 2018/19 and as well emerged runners up in the competition organised by Alumni Association of University of Nigeria, Nzukka.
“The latest of their outstanding performance came recently when our students Uzokwe Adaeze and Chidera Miracle came first and second respectively in an essay competition put together by Melijenstin (BUZOPAT) Youths Empowerment Initiative and Agbalanze Kenneth Ifekudu.
Revd Canon Anekwe revealed that the school can boast of qualified and qualitative teachers at present noting that the bad eggs among the teachers have been shown the way out.
“The teachers and other staff members are being encouraged in diverse kinds of ways. The take-home of our teachers is about the highest around this area, which is enough for the teachers to go extra mile. We also ensure that teachers are put in their subject areas which give them comparative advantage.
“The success story of the school cannot be complete without a mention of the pivotal role the Manager of the school, Ven. Stanley Awuzie is playing towards the upliftment of teaching and learning. The manager is indeed going extra mile to ensure that the school comes higher in the area of infrastructural development,” Canon Anekwe said.
One of the teachers who prepared the students for the latest competition, Mrs Mary Sambo said it was a big privilege to be part of the success story of the school.
Mrs Sambo noted that she actually encouraged her students to do some research work on the topics they were given and write out their findings.
“After they have done that, I helped them out with proof reading and then they did other things. I feel fulfilled to be a teacher in this school. I must also commend the principal and the manager here, they are wonderful personalities to work with,” she stressed.