COMMUNITY High School, Osumenyi, on Saturday, commissioned a 500 capacity ultra-mordern school hall, built by Osumenyi Ambassadors. The commissioning was done during the Cultural Day Celebration of the school, under the distinguished chairmanship of Amb. Paul Onwunatu (Okwu Ojuo).
The occasion was highly attended by high profile dignitaries which included a member the House of Representatives, Chris Azubogu, Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, SSA to Governor Willie Obiano on Sec. Education , Dr Paul Ifeanyi , Chairman PPSCC Awka, Mrs Veronica Ifeoma Okaro, Chairman, ASUBED, Awka, Mr Patric Ejike Ugbaja, among others.
The Event featured presentation of Udu Bunch dance by Community High School, Osumenyi, showcasing of different Igbo recipes, traditional dances of different Nigerian ethnic groups, news presentation, fashion parade, wrestling, free will donation, among others.
Speaking at the event, the Principal, Community High School, Osumenyi , Mrs Uche Akamobi, (In her welcome address,) expressed gratitudet to God for making the day a reality, to Osumenyi Ambassadors for their visionary contribution to the development of the School, and the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) for their continuous support to the school authority.
She also extended her indebtedness to Mr Remi Oguato for renovating the school’s lawn tennis court, and to Chief Fabian Nworah, for his giant stride indicated by his bold step in renovating six classrooms
She showed delight in the rapid development of the school, stating that when she assumed office as the Principal, the school was nothing to write home about. “The population of the school was sparsely discouraging. The school buildings looked like shrines and the principal’s office was sited under a tree. But today, the verse is the case”.
She said “When I was appointed the Principal of this school in 2011, I met only 22 students and three teachers. But presently, the number of students of the school is above 300 with many quality teachers.
“Again, the existing structures in the school were like shrines but now, they have been renovated such that they now look like king’s palace. We now have 11 buildings, in addition to the commissioned school hall.”
Before now, the office of the Principal of the school was situated under a tree. But we now have a befitting office for the Principal.
“Moreover, the students wondered helplessly in search of water. But today, there is now an efficient borehole that provides steady water supply in the school.
However, she lamented on the serious challenges posed by erosion in the school premises, gross insecurity of property in the school, stating that quite often, offices are broken into and vital documents and laboratory equipment carted away. She called on the government of Anambra State and good-spirited individuals to come to their aid to control the erosion menace and secure the school with fence, among other needs.
She thanked the state government for their enormous efforts in raising the school to its present enviable condition and the ambassadors for their philanthropy
The Ambassador President assured the school that the group will collaborate with the state government that the threatening needs of the school are adequately taken care of and in good time.
Senior special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Secondary Education, Dr. Paul Ifeanyi appreciated the ambassadors and the community for a job well done, calling on individuals and organizations to actively support the government in bringing development because development is always a collaborative effort between the government and the people. He assured that the government ,despite the enormous challenges facing her will look into their appeals.