About seventy students in senior secondary one and two in public and private schools in Uga, Aguata Local Government Area, have been exposed to intensive academic lessons and career talks, courtesy of Uga Professors, on behalf of Uga Improvement Union.
The closing ceremony of the month-long event tagged “Uga Professors’ Vacation” was held at Uga Boys Secondary School, Uga, with members of Uga Professors, including Professors Christian Ezeigbo, a retired Surveyor, Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo, an award winning author with English and Literary Studies Department, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State, Chinyere Okunna, first West-African female Professor of Mass Communication with Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, among other academic gurus in attendance.
Declaring the event open, the Chairman of the occasion, Chief Godwin Okolo, said the Uga Professors’ Vacation, which started in 2013, has enabled students, irrespective of places of origin, get necessary expositions that help equip them for academic excellence, noting that with quality education, the young ones can develop talents, turn away from crime and social vices, as well as contribute more to the development of the society.
Speaking about the programme, the Chairman and a member of the group, Professors Ezeigbo and Okunna, said it has continued to expose students to trailblazers in education, as well as their ideas and success stories, thereby inspiring the young to succeed in life.
In their remarks, sponsors of the programme, Chief Azubuike Okpalaoka and Mr. Nonso Okpala, announced various rewards for Uga Professors, teachers that taught the students in this year’s edition of the programme, as well as students who will excel in future examinations.
Accepting the responsibility of assisting to achieve objectives of the programme, the Principal of Uga Boys Secondary School, Uga, Barrister Gregory Iloka, called on others to emulate the group in order to help Government in education sector.
Students who benefited from this year’s edition of Uga Professor’s Vacation, including Master Victor Okechukwu from Uga Boys and Miss Chioma Oluoba from Immaculate Heart Secondary Schools Uga, while accepting the challenges of studying harder for success in life and giving back to the society, urged fellow students to leverage the opportunity.
Award presentations featured at the event, which also had in attendance, the Secretary of Anambra State Post Primary Schools Service Commission, Mrs Josephine Onuorah, represented by Mr Joseph Okonkwo.