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Bishop calls for adequate govt support to mission schools

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By Chinedu Adonu

ENUGU – ANGLICAN Bishop of Nike Diocese, in Enugu State, Rt Rev Prof Jonathan Ibeagha has urged government at all levels in the country to always extend adequate financial and other logistics support to mission schools to make them more efficient and result-oriented.

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​Bishop Ibeagha made the appeal on weekend while speaking at the 2nd inter house sports competition of Bishop Otubelu Nursery and Primary School, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, describing missions schools as critical government partner in the academic and moral moulding of the child.

​Represented by the Administrative Secretary to the Bishop Venerable Benjamin Chinemelu, ProfIbeagha described the 2019 edition of the school as enriching, worthwhile and very interesting. He congratulated the management, staff and pupils of the school for a successful outing.

​He described the school as specially and comprehensively qualitative in character, learning and all aspects of child-moulding urging parents who would like their children to blossom into adulthood as “total package” to get such children and wards to the school.

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​In a welcome address, the Head Teacher of the school, Mrs Gladys Nwosu, thanked  the Bishop, the Vicar, Ven H.U Onuselogu and wife, as well as parentents, guardians and other guests for their continue support to the school,  adding that,  “without you, there would be no Bishop Otubelu Nursery and Primary School”.

​Represented by the Assistant Head Teacher, Oge Obikeze, the head teacher noted that since the inception of the school in 2010, the mission schools had been growing in leaps and bounds academically, physically, socially and otherwise.

​”Today, we are marking our 2nd inter-house sports competition. This is to ensure that the third domain of education which is the psycho-motto domain is not neglected, for all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a dull girl, ” she said.

​The school has four houses including blue, red, yellow and orange who competed in various track and field contests such as 100 and 200 meters sprint, sack race, colour sorting and dressing up for school among others.

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