The Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha Diocese, Most Rev. Valerian Okeke has given scholarships for two academic sessions/years each to two outstanding students of All Hallows Seminary Onitsha, Anambra State, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports.
The prelate made the pronouncement during the occasion of the Patronal Feast (All Saints) and Parents’/Benefactors’/Alumni’s Day of All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha.
The beneficiary, Master Iji John Paul came out with overall best result out of over 5000 students from all the secondary schools who sat for the last 2022 Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSSCE) in Anambra State.
Another student beneficiary was Master John Otiwu, who sang with a soprano/tenor voice during the students choir rendition at the All Saints feast celebration.
According to Archbishop Okeke, we are proud of students of All Hallows Seminary, Onitsha, which is the oldest seminary school in the whole of Southeast and one of the best known for academic excellence and high moral standards.
“We have nothing lesser than 400 registered secondary schools in Anambra excepting the non-accredited schools; yet this young boy came out the best. This is an example of hard work, discipline and dedication, such chaps should be encouraged.
“During the choir rendition which was partly sang in Latin, the voice of this boy who sang tenor took me out of this world, I wished that the music did not stop because it was so melodious and sanctimonious.
“The best JSSCE will still attract more scholarship from me if he comes out best during Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, let him work harder”, said Archbishop Okeke.
The prelate further urged people to support the school towards upgrading its infrastructure as it would be celebrating 100 years of existence by 2024.