Association Of African Proprietors in Anambra Seeks Return of Schools to original owners

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Association of African Proprietors of schools Anambra state chapter, has appealed to Governor Willie Obiano to return schools built and owned by individuals in the state which government took over after the Civil war.

The Chairman of the Association, Dr. Ikenga Metuh who, made the call during press briefing by the Association in Awka also requested for immediate return of the schools to enable the owners quick intervention that will reposition the schools.
Speaking on the theme “Return of Private Schools taken over in 1970 by Government after Nigeria-Biafra War", Dr. Metuh enumerated the names of the schools in the state to include, Okija Grammer school established by Ben Nduka, Merchant of Light Oba ,established by Chief Enoch Oli, Basden Memorial Grammer school Isulo, established by Michael Awgu, New Bethel school Onitsha, established by his Royal Highness, Igwe Michael Awgu, Abbot Boy and Girls Secondary school Ihiala, Our Lady’s high school, Onitsha, Holy Cross Umuawulu, Awka Etiti Grammer school and Notre Dame college Abatete established by Chief Mbakwe and Chief Morah respectively among others.
Dr. Metuh on behalf of the Association also requested the government to give adequate recognition to the school proprietors as pioneers of African promoters of education in the country after the missionaries as late Governor Ukpabi Asika did under his regime.
In their separate speeches the patron of the Association, Professor Basil Oli and some of the heirs of the African Proprietors of Schools taken over by government, Reverend Cannon Henry Nduka, Reverend Obinna Awgu, Mr. Law Moujekwu, Prince Ike Awgu and Mr. Frank Onwuzu, among others regretted that all efforts made to present their case to successive administrations proved abortive.
They, however, expressed optimism that the education friendly Governor Obiano will give them listening ears and hand over the schools ownership as well as the structures to them.
The heirs who said that they believed in peace and stability noted that they deserved recognition and encouragement in their efforts to complement government’s drive to promote and sustain quality education across the state.


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Photo of members at the press conference 
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