RC Umuahia donates 30 sets of desks to Abia school.

RC Umuahia donates 30 sets of desks to Abia school.

To improve learning environment and make students comfortable during their studies, Rotary Club of Umuahia, District 9142, donated thirty sets of three-in-one classroom desks to Aggrey Memorial College, Arochukwu.

Aggrey Memorial College, the first co-educational secondary school in Nigeria , located in Arochukwu, Abia State, was founded in 1931 by the Nigerian legendary educator, statesman, activist and politician Dr. Alvan Azinna Ikoku, whose burst picture adorn the Nigerian ten Naira note.

Speaking during the presentation of the furniture, the President of the Club, Rotarian Irem Okafor Kalu, said that the project was attracted through the assistance of the Immediate Past District Governor, Rotarian Grace Okaro, after a diligent Needs Assessment was carried out.

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He added that move was in line with one of Rotary’s areas of focus that addresses Basic Education and Literacy.

Also speaking, Rotarian Grace Okaro who is herself an Alumna of the college and the current Vice President Ii of the greet Memorial College, Arochukwu Alumni Association stated that the donation exemplifies the values of service to humanity, peaceful coexistence and humanitarian assistance.

“Apart from the donation of educational materials, Rotary has also contributed in the area of health care by donating medical equipment, renovating Incubation Room at FMC, Umuahia among other medical outreaches because good health condition is important, especially to the young and elderly in our society”, she stated.

She also said that Rotary is a humanitarian organization and giving to the less privileged, providing good environment for learning and proper health facilities for citizens are part of its priority.

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Okaro said there is the need for more people to join Rotary and buy into its ideals for the betterment of our society.

Okaro went on to challenge the students to be of good conduct and academic excellence stating that she graduated from the school as one of the best in 1979.

She advised the principal and teachers of the school to ensure good maintenance of the furniture and pledged to support girl students who excel to further their education.

Responding, the Principal of the college, Mr Basil Amah, the Chairman, of the School Based Management Committee, Mazi Jeremiah Onwumere, the Chairman of the School Management Committee of the Alumni Association, Mazi Iheanyi Inyama and representatives of the students appreciated Rotary Club of Umuahia for their good gesturel and promised to put the furniture to good use.