St. John’s Science & Technical College, Alor clocks 60 years
By Sunny A. David, Awka
It was a celebration galore on November 3, 2018 at St. John’s Science and Technical College, Alor in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State when the school management, students, teachers, parents and the old Boys of the college staged a warmth reception to mark the 60th anniversary of their school.
The ceremony which featured the award of honour to some old Boys who have contributed immensely for sustaining the school standard was attracted the presence of commissioner of Basic Education Anambra State Professor Kate Omenugha, the Onitsha Archdiocesan Education Secretary, Rev, Fr. Dr. Pascal Onugbenu, Politians, dignitaries from Alor community and Onitsha Archdiocesan Bishop, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Valerian Maduka Okeke who presided over the Holy Mass.
Delivering a homily at the holy mass to mark the occasion, Archbishop Valerian Maduka Okeke described Jubilee celebration as a period of thanksgiving and a time of reconciliation, noting that Golden Jubilee came into existence after the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Archbishop charged the congregation to be thankful to God for being alive and witnessed the jubilee celebration of the college and also felicitated with the old Boys for their persistence efforts in maintaining the image of the college.
He advised the present students of the school to emulate the Old Boys in being dedicated and self reliance.
Earlier in the address of welcome presented by Chief Dr. Sir C. M. Afunugo who is the National President revealed that St. John’s Science and Technical College Alor was founded in the year 1958 by the Christian Community of Alor after their meeting with Archbishop Heerey the then Archbishop of Onitsha Archdiocese.
He also stated that as the time they gained admission in the school, it was very clear to them that the school was a place of high discipline and academic excellence.
Chief Afunugo charged everybody to contribute to the betterment of the institution, thanking Senator Dr. Chris Nwabueze Ngige (OON), Engineer Emeka Eze, Chief Barrister Nnaemeka Ngige (SAN) and other colleagues for being proactive in sustaining the tempo of the school.
Speaking to the newsmen, Chief Barrister Nnaemeka Ngige stated that he was highly elated for the occasion, saying that he has put in his personal resources to reconstruct the dilapidated dormitories, teachers’ quarters and the academic block.
Barrister Ngige who was honoured “Akaobuluzo” of St. John thanked the Old Boys of the school, friends and well-wishers who attended the occasion, asking God to lead them back safely to their various destination.
The Manger of the School Rev. Fr. Anthony Nzomiwu expressed his gratitude to the Archbishop Valerian Okeke for finding time to visit them irrespective of his other engagements and also thanked the Old Boys for being supportive in the school, praying that it shall be well with all their guests.