Claretian Missionaries - East Nigeria Province

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The 26th day of July. 2017 will ever remain fresh in the minds and hearts of the good people of Amurri and Nkanu land; as on that day, the seeds that were sown six years ago in September, 2011, matured and yielded its first fruits with the graduation of the pioneer students of our school, Claret Comprehensive Academy, Amurri. The ceremony was very colourful and well attended by special guests, parents and a myriad of students from within and around the town of Amurri. The Mass on that bright Wednesday morning was presided over by the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Fr. David Okeke, cmf. Other members of the Claretian community from St. Peter’s Parish Garriki were present to grace the occasion, as well as our sister Claret school at Garriki.

Claret Comprehensive Academy, Amurri began six years ago, on the 15th of September 2011 with a group of 9 students, who were predominantly graduates of Claret Nursery/Primary School, Amurri. It was the brain-child of the ever visionary and illustrious Fr. Dr. Cletus Obasi, cmf, the parish priest of St. Mary at that time. With the assistance of the seminarian on apostolic year, now Fr. George Njoku, cmf, he recruited the first set of teachers who took on this gruelling and herculean task of beginning a school in the hinterlands of Nkanu West L.G.A. The fruit of their labour was certainly not in vain. We thank our brothers, Fr. Josaphat Nwana and Fr. Hilary Anadu who also made great contributions in the little time they spent with the school. We express our gratitude to Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, cmf (our Proprietor), the Provincial Econome, Rev. Fr. Nathaniel Eke cmf, the Director of Schools, Rev. Fr. Dr. Anselm Amandikwa, cmf and other Provincial councillors for the support and commitment to uplift this great institute, whose building was official opened on the 17th of November 2016. In a special way, we thank our generous, tireless and beloved Father, Rev. Fr. Dr. Chrysanthus Ogbozo, cmf, and all others whose efforts and goodwill have yielded the fruits we see at Amurri today. We also appreciate the support of the principal and staff of Claret Secondary School, Nekede. To our graduating students, we say: ‘stay true to your identity – you are CLARET CHAMPIONS’.

Fr. Matthew Mmuo, cmf

Principal – CCA

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