Government commends philanthropist over school’s renovation

A philanthropist, Mr Ikenna Okafor has been commended for refurbishing the Akwaeze Community High School building (CHS), Anaocha Local Government Area (LGA).

The donor also provided state-of-the-arts’ science laboratory and e-library to the school.

Gov. Willie Obiano made the commendation during the inauguration ceremony of the education facilities at CHS.

The governor was represented by Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha.

Gov. Obiano said that the donations were in line with the ‘adopt-a-school’ policy recently introduced by his administration.

He noted that Mr Okafor’s kind gesture provided a conducive learning environment for students of the school to perform better in their academic activities.

The governor, however, tasked the beneficiaries to leverage on the donation to excel in their external examinations.

Gov. Obiano also urged other philanthropists and good spirited Ndi Anambra to emulate the gesture of Mr Okafor as government could not do it alone.

Earlier, Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor in a homily to inaugurate the building, thanked the donor for using his wealth to serve God and humanity.

Ezeokafor said that Mr Okafor had complimented the state government’s effort in providing a good learning atmosphere for students in the state.

Other people at the event rained encomiums on the benefactor, saying that the facilities would help to take the students of the school to greater heights.

The philanthropist said that he was inspired to use his foundation, which was established in 2014 to provide public-oriented facilities in health and education sectors of the state.

He added that education was one of the key sectors that require much investment for human capital development of Anambra State.

He also said he had plans in building school hostels; employ a librarian and an assistant in the school, so that CHS, Akwaeze would flourish.

Donation of five cartons of books to the school by Anambra State Government added glamour to the event.

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