DANIJOY, latest classic school in Umuahia begins secondary section
By Steve Oko
The quest for academy prowess in Umuahia the Abia State capital received a major boost weekend as one of the emerging schools in town, DANIJOY International Schools, flagged off its secondary school section.
DANIJOY which runs a British curriculum is located at the House of Assembly Road, Government Station Layout Umuahia.
The prestigious school has one of the latest structures in the country akin to classic schools in the Western world.
It also has modern facilities and spacious class rooms that make learning easy and enjoyable.
Until now, DANIJOY Int’l School has only been running primary and nursery sections since its debut about three years ago.
Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who commissioned the secondary school wing described the school as a master piece.
Speaking at the colorful event, Abaribe described sound education as the bedrock of society and foundation for the economic greatness of any society.
The former Deputy Governor noted that any society without concrete foundation for the education of its citizens were doomed.
He lauded the proprietor of the school and member representing Ibeku East State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Chukwudi Apougo, for investing in education.
Abaribe said that laying a solid education foundation remained the best legacy any society could bequeath to its youths.
The senator recalled that his father did not bequeath to him much inheritance other than sound education which he said had taken him to the positions he had attained in life.
His words :”I didn’t have a father who had so much land to give me but he gave me education and that’s what has brought me to where I’m today as the Senate Minority Leader”.
He urged other private investors in the state to compliment the efforts of government towards building a strong economy by investing in the education sector.
Speaking also, the Abia State Commissioner for Trade and Investment Dr. Cosmos Ndukwe, urged intending investors to exploit the friendly business environment in the state and invest hugely in the state.
He pointed out that investing in education had potentials of reducing unemployment rate in the country and building a stronger society.
He commended the Governor Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for providing an enabling environment for investors, stressing that the environment is big enough to accommodate people from different walks of life.
In her remarks, the Principal of the Secondary Section, Mrs Theresa Onyekachi, said the school “is a value- based school that has modern facilities that students need to accomplish and acquire sound and qualitative education.”
According to her, the objective of the school was to make education enjoyable and participatory, adding that the school has adequate security, health bay, ICT facility that will assist students in an ICT world.
She further said that the management of the school had put in place the necessary covid -19 protocols in readiness to school resumption any time government gives approval.
“If schools should re-open today, Danijoy is ready as the classes are spacious and meet all COVID-19 protocols outlined by the government”, she boasted.
Earlier in his remarks, the proprietor, Hon. Apugo, said his major objective in floating the school was to make quality education affordable to the people.
Apugo was lamented the falling standard of education in society, said he had come to make a difference.
The lawmaker who said “the school operates” the British curriculum also assured parents and guardians of the security and welfare of their children and wards.
DANIJOY in pix
DANIJOY in pix