Umuoma Monarch Fulfills Royal Promise To Central School Nekede/ Bemoans Deplorable State Of Infrastructural Facilities

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By Princely Onyenwe, Abuja

The Traditional Ruler of Umuoma Nekede Autonomous community in Owerri West local government area of Imo state Nigeria, His Royal Highness Eze Morison Eke PhD, paid an unscheduled visit to Nekede Central School and fulfilled his promise to the pupils.

Dilapidated school roofs at the time of this report by 9News Nigeria

The visit took on Thursday March 24th 2022 at the school premises in company of the TRADITIONAL PRIME MINISTER of Umuoma Nekede, Nze Sir Chris Aharanwa, a retired permanent secretary of Imo state civil service, A labour unionist and principal secretary to the former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere MFR.

Eze Omadike cautioning the football players that zoomed into the school without due authorisation

The Chairman of the Umuoma Royal Cabinet, HIGH CHIEF SIR (Cab) PATRICK NWANERI, Chief Executive Klintech services and PRESIDENT GENERAL of Umuoma Nekede, HON. UCHE NWANERI, Personal Assistant PA to HRH Eze Omadike, MR KELECHI AREKE OPARANOZIE, Pastoral delegates from Miraculous Deliverance Gospel Mission Umuoma and the Community Public Relations Officer made the Royal Convoy to the visit.

Present condition of primary-5 classroom, central school Nekede

Eze Omadike took his time to tour the classes from the nursery section to primary one class down to primary (6) six respectively to address bedevilling challenges and encourage the pupils to learn from their teachers and practice same education they have learnt at home and in the society where they will find themselves.

While addressing the Primary six pupils, the traditional ruler charged them to learn good habit and reject those social vices that will not help them grow in life.

Omadike giving advice to those that failed the recitation in class six

He bemoaned the deplorable state of the infrastructural facilities in the School which once used to be a premier and excellent citadel of learning before the Nigeria civil war .

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Many pupils were sitting on bare floor to learn and without chairs and desks. Omadike condemned that as thoroughly not conducive for learning.

Pupils sat on bare floor recieving lectures for lack of desks

The assignment and fulfillment of Royal promise was to the Primary Six pupils which is the outgoing class.

The reward for passing the assignment given them excited the pupils and in return, they promised never to joke in future with any homework and assignments from their teachers.

Umuoma Monarch charged them to always take their studies seriously because education is the highest predictor of success in life.

He further assured the headmistress that Central School Nekede will take a new shape before the year will be over through Community efforts and support from Nekede diasporians.

Front view of the school

TRADITIONAL PRIME MINISTER NZE CHRIS AHARANWA noted with dismay the degrading level of some facilities in the school and assured that with the help of the school Alumni Association currently being piloted by one of the foremost class prefects of central school Nekede, SIR HENRY (Otule) EKE, the school will soon wear a new look.

TPM Aharanwa pointed out the pressing projects like Security check through perimeter fencing, establishment of good toilet facilities for both the teachers and the pupils, renovation of classrooms and providing of quality reading desks (that of Rochas Okorocha’s school chairs) will improve the school.

The only class well-sitted on Rochas Okorocha’s sits donated to primary schools when he was Imo governor

He told the school management of further plans by the Alumni Association to upgrade central school Nekede to be the best in Owerri zone.

PASTOR CHRISTIAN ANYANWU on behalf of the church, rendered a warm hearted homily to the pupil of the school while advising them to live a goodly life.

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The highlight of the visit was the fulfillment of the Royal Promise to the best class and pupils of the school for a wonderful biblical recitation he gave to them as an assignment.

Side view of the school

The Monarch therefore was pleased with the cheering performance of the pupils and in expression of his benevolence gave out some reasonable cash donations and other gift items together with a whooping supporting donation from PROPHET DOM DANIEL ANYANWU through his aide UZOCHUKWU IHEDIOHA.

Teachers posed with the Royal dignitaries after inspection tour round the school

In reaction, the headmistress of the school MRS JULIANA OKERE showcased a wonderful examplary leadership quality by calling out all her teachers in the Group PHOTOS to jointly thank the traditional ruler of Umuoma Nekede and his royal entourage for such a memorable presentation of gifts to the school.

Group photo in the school arena

However, at the instance of the Umuoma Royal team’s visit to the school, there was an intervention by the PRESIDENT GENERAL and the PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER who called on the attention of the entire members of the crew to witness an on-the-spot unapproved visit by a particular football team that drove into the school compound from far away Abia state to play football on the school field targetted at distracting the serenity of learning going on during the school hours.

Omadike Cautions the players to stop playing games during school hours

Meanwhile, the football team was intercepted and sent off from the school arena. They were told never to barge into Government properties without due authorization from the school authority and the UMUOMA PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY UPA before making such moves otherwise the police would have arrested them.

Our correspodent gathered that religious groups also schedule their church programmes and events in the school during studies.

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The nursery section

The school headmistress was told not to allow such activities to continue while studies are goin on and adviced to report such disturbance to the community leadership.

She was also asked to refuse such visits without due authorization for the reason of security and safety of our children in the school as reported by 9News Nigeria.

This a challenge to the Imo state government whose Primary schools are in such condition while the community is pleading on spirited Individuals, groups, co-operate organisations and churches to help improve the condition of central school Nekede. The diaspora groups are not left out in this clarion call.

9News Nigeria (Owerri) For inquiries on this news contact 9News Nigeria Imo State @08036856526

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