The Annunciation Catholic College Irrua Old Boys Association (ACCIOBA) has instituted a N100 million endowment fund and completed eye-popping infrastructure to support the re-development of their alma mater in Irrua, Edo State.
The unveiling of the various completed and ongoing projects coincided with the schools maiden Nine Lessons and Christmas Carols festival, which also featured the award of cash and scholarships to deserving students of the school founded in 1955.
At the event, ACCIOBA announced the institution of a N100 million scholarship Endowment Fund.
It unveiled a fully completed six-bedroom Corpers’ Lodge, a 500-capacity College Auditorium and a 20-bed ultra-modern medical centre which is now in its completion stages.
Other projects showcased at the event included a perimeter fence constructed around the school for adequate security, a statue of the founder of the school, Rev. Fr. Anselm Ojefua, a school gate house, installed solar power, and a tarred thoroughfare from the gate to the principal’s office.
The old boys of ACC Irrua who are top professionals worldwide, also supported the school by employing 10 highly qualified teachers, furnishing staff rooms and classrooms, supplying several boxes of text and exercise books, and providing six lawn mowers to maintain the school’s vast compound.
ACCIOBA distributed bags of rice and beans worth N2.2 million to teachers and staff as incentives to encourage good teaching and learning.
Global president of ACCIOBA, Sir Pascal Isele, represented by Mr. David Akhuemokhan, read the first lesson during the Carol festival while the second lesson, was read by Prof. Matthew Ighalo, and represented by Mr. Mike Akhimien.
In their messages at the event delivered via Zoom, the global president, Sir. Paschal Isele, keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Okojieof the North American branch, Mr Joseph Akhigbe, and Dr. Joseph Ohens (president, ACCIOBA North America) were excited that the school was regaining its lost glory and called on the students to be committed to their studies and avoid acts capable of mortgaging their future.
The chief inspector of education, Esan Central, Mrs. Irene Uyigue, and the principal of the school, Dr. Peter Aikore,assisted the global secretary, Dr. Ayemhenre Esekheigbe, to handover awards to Aiwodogbo Wisdom and Odili Joseph for emerging overall best in Junior and Senior secondary classes, respectively.