CHURCH OF NIGERIA’S RESPONSE TO CHURCH OF ENGLAND’S DECISION ON SAME-SEX BLESSINGNovember 24, 2023
- NGOZI ADIGHIBE
- July 1, 2015
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The 9th Valedictory Service of Anglican Girls Grammar School Apo Abuja took place in the school with pomp and pageantry.
In her message, the wife of the Primate of all Nigeria Anglican Communion Mrs Nkasiobi Okoh who represented the Primate admonished the outgoing students and the school in general to remain disciplined with the fear of the Lord so as not to be swayed off by the currents and challenges of life’s pitfalls.
She said that with complete faith and confidence and trust in God they will overcome challenges of life.
Mrs. Okoh said the reputation of Anglican Girl’s Grammar School is very high because the independent nature of bringing up the children in school, the Anglican Girls Grammar School (AGGS) style is unsurpassed. She commended the Principal, the teachers and non – teaching staff, asking them to keep the flag flying.
In his words of exhortation, the supervising priest of Gudu Archdeaconry and vicar of Basilica of Grace Church the Venerable Festus Nwafili urged the outgoing students to be good ambassadors of the school by behaving as children of the Lord for according to him if they are not in Christ they are already in crisis.
He said no doubt they must have stepped on toes because of the youthful exuberances but now is tune to look back and identify those things that made them fall with a view to making amends because they are going into the larger society and should represent the school well. He urged them not to tarnish the good image of the school because the AGGS is reputed for high moral standard and highly qualitative education.
The principal of AGGS Mrs. Kate Bello was full of thanks to the proprietor of the school, The Primate, Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh and his wife Nkasiobi for boosting the morale of staff and students and the overall image of the school. Mrs Bello also thanked the Education Secretary, the Clergy, teaching and non- teaching staff of the school.
The Principal said since the set of graduands came in at JSS1 till their passing out now a lot of water has passed under the bridge. She said they gave a good account of themselves, and she wished them well.
The senior prefect of the school (the head girl) Miss Chimere Amiaka also gave a valedictory speech where she appreciated the authority for giving her the opportunity to serve. She also confirmed that AGGS is of high repute, which she said cannot be compared with other schools around. She is confident that the groomed young girls of today will surely be women of substance and leaders in future.
She condemned the distruption of schools by insurgents in the North Eastern part of the country who have truncated and mortgaged the future of some students in the country.
She warned her fellow mates to be careful for according to her, all that glitters is not gold.
The high points of the well -attended valedictory service was the wonderful gifts the school presented the students who excelled in their studies from JSS1 TO SS3 and the presentation of the outgoing students to their school in appreciation of the qualitative education and high moral standards.