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ABIA: Evangel High School (EVOSA) Alumni, Handover Newly Constructed Science Laboratory To School Management | SEE PHOTOS/VIDEO

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ABIA: Evangel High School (EVOSA) Alumni, Handover Newly Constructed Science Laboratory To School Management | SEE PHOTOS/VIDEO

 

On Monday, April 15th, 2024 at 12pm GMT, Evangel Old Students’ Association International (EVOSA) organized a special handing over ceremony at the Evangel High School in Old Umuahia, Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State. The newly built science laboratories, which were constructed by the Alumni Association, were officially presented to the School Management. It sounds like a memorable occasion with notable individuals like Engr. Nathaniel Nwakpuda, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Chibuike Wogu representing Dr Chukwuemeka Ufomadu who is the president of the Evangel Old Students’ Association International, and Engr. Hyacinth Ugwejeh, the Head Architect of the construction. Also, the District Superintendent, Assemblies of God, Umuahia New Jerusalem, Prof Alozie Ayom, and the Principal of Evangel High School   Mr. Williams were all in attendance.

 

The ceremony kicked off with an opening speech from Engr. Hyacinth Ugwejeh, the Head of Construction. He warmly welcomed everyone and offered a prayer for more successful events in the future. Then, Chief Chibuike Wogu, representing the president of the Evangel Old Students’ Association International, delivered an inspiring speech. He expressed gratitude to the Association members for their dedication to improving the school. He also acknowledged God’s blessings in completing the project despite economic challenges. Chief Wogu individually thanked the generous donors who contributed their time and resources to the construction of the laboratories. He concluded by expressing deep appreciation to Engr. Hyacinth Ugwejeh for his tireless efforts in making the project a reality.

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ABIA: Evangel High School (EVOSA) Alumni, Handover Newly Constructed Science Laboratory To School Management | SEE PHOTOS/VIDEO
ABIA: Evangel High School (EVOSA) Alumni, Handover Newly Constructed Science Laboratory To School Management | SEE PHOTOS/VIDEO

During the official handing over, the District Superintendent of Assemblies of God Umuahia New Jerusalem District expressed gratitude to the Association for their dedicated commitment in restoring Evangel High School’s former glory. He shared how he contributed his first salary as the district superintendent towards building fences around the school three years ago, donating three hundred thousand naira. He also recognized the Alumni’s effort in raising approximately 14 million naira for the fence construction project. Prof Ayim concluded his speech with optimism, expressing hope for the construction of new boarding facilities within two years.

After a prayer led by the assistant district superintendent, the district superintendent opened the building. Engr. Hyacinth Ugwejeh then guided everyone through the building, highlighting its features. The building has two rooms dedicated to the physics and chemistry laboratories. It also has overhead cabinets for storing chemicals and laboratory instruments. They installed a POP ceiling to block out the noise of raindrops on the roof. Additionally, there is a standard restroom with 10 toilet stalls, 5 for males and 5 for females. The floors have German flooring, and the building has a 2000 liter overhead tank for running water. Interestingly, a small wall from the old building was preserved as a legacy of the founding fathers. The building is well-lit and ready for use.

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The ceremony concluded with Chief Chibuike Wogu delivering a closing remark. He emphasized the importance of maintaining and securing the equipment in the building. He suggested installing CCTV cameras to enhance the school’s security system. Chief Wogu expressed that the association will be disappointed if they were to return and find missing items instead of improved systems.

During an exclusive interview, Engr. Nathaniel Nwakpuda, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of EVOSA, shared that the aim of the Alumni association is to restore the school’s glory days. He fondly recalled his time as a student, graduating in 1977, and highlighted the school’s history of producing impactful individuals both in Nigeria and abroad. Chief Chibuike Wogu, who is in the diaspora, expressed concerns about the commercialization of the education system in Nigeria. He hopes for imminent change in the system. The school’s principal and EVOSA members, expressed gratitude for the completed project and emphasized the need for a transportation system for students living far from the school. The senior prefects also expressed their gratitude for the renovated laboratories.

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Names of Donors for the laboratories project at Evangel High School, Old Umuahia.

  1. Dr Chukwuemeka Ufomadu
  2. Rev Onumsinachi Esonu
  3. Atty (Dr.) Chukwuemeka Chionuma
  4. Mrs Mabel Uduku-Babasola
  5. Mr Okey Obioma
  6. Dr Ogbonna Ehiemere
  7. Chief Uche Okereke
  8. Mr Stanley Okereke
  9. Chief Chibuike Wogu
  10. Atty. Nnaemeka Odunze
  11. Pst Joel Njoku
  12. Mr Isaac Okebugwu
  13. Bar. Chijinkem Uche

14.Mr Chris Okoro

15.. Mr Godwin Chizurum Okoro

  1. Mr Kelechi Madubuko
  2. Mr Nnanna Madubuko
  3. Ms. Clara Ifeanacho
  4. Mr Ndubuisi Onwuke
  5. Chief Chido Ndukwe
  6. Mr Udo Ogwumike
  7. Mr Ibe Ogwumike
  8. Mr Chinedu Ogwumike
  9. Rev Uche Ama
  10. Mr Henry Onyekwere
  11. Mrs Uchechi Uzoanya
  12. Mrs Stella Eke-Okoro
  13. Engr. Nathaniel Nwakpuda
  14. Mr Augustine Nwakpuda
  15. Mr Ejikeme Ndukwe
  16. Bar. Chinedu Onwuegbu
  17. Engr. Hyacinth Ugwejeh
  18. Prof Babington Esonu
  19. Prof Kalu Ojeh
  20. Mr Chinedu Emeahara
  21. Rev Nelson Godfrey
  22. Mr Obioma Ikpo

 

 

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