Claret Academy, Amurri moves to Permanent Site
Claret Comprehensive Academy is located in Umuigbo-Amurri, Nkanu West L.G.A. of Enugu State. It is one of the recent projects of the Claretian Missionaries of East-Nigeria Province. It is a brain-child project of the Claretian Missionaries, with the approval of the local ordinary. Seeing the challenge in the locality, the Claretian Missionaries responded to the call and inspiration to combine pastoral work with school apostolate in a bid to further the integral development of the children around the area.
Claret Comprehensive Academy Amurri, was established in September 2011 when the Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Parish, Amurri, Fr. Cletus Obasi, CMF felt the need to continue the excellent academic training offered the pupils of the Claret Nursery/Primary School, Amurri. Poised to render service to God and His people, especially the poor; the approval by the local ordinary enabled the Province to commence the project in phases. The interest and co-operation of all the Claretian Missionaries who have worked in the parish coupled with the assistance of some benefactors have in one way or the other contributed to the success recorded in the school. The huge support of a major benefactor, thanks to Fr. Chrysanthus Ogbozo, has gone a long way in seeing to the advanced stage reached in the construction of the main school block. This imposing edifice which is still in progress, has been the talk of the town since the beginning of the 2016 session as its standard is unprecedented around the zone.
To the glory of God, the school building was blessed and opened on Thursday, November 17, 2016 by the Provincial Superior, Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Nwobi, CMF. The occasion was also graced by some other members of the Provincial Government including the Provincial Econome, Fr. Nathaniel Eke, CMF, Fr. Anselm Amandikwa, CMF (Director of Schools), Fr. Wence Isidienu, CMF (Clacom Director), Fr. Eugene Umeyor, CMF (Principal Claret Academy, Garriki), Rev. Denis Agoha (the Architect and Supervisor of the School project), the hosts – Fr. Cletus Obasi and Fr. Matthew Mmuo. Also present were parents of our students at Amurri, students and teachers from our sister school, Claret Academy, Garriki, Enugu, and students from neighbouring schools in Amurri.
The occasion commenced at 10.30am with the Holy Mass presided over by the Provincial Superior, Fr. Simeon Nwobi. The blessing and opening of the school building followed immediately at the end of the Mass. The Parish Priest of St Mary’s Parish and founder of the school, Fr. Cletus Obasi, welcomed all present and thanked specially the Claretian Provincial Council for deeming it fit to establish such a wonderful edifice in Amurri. The Principal, Fr. Matthew Mmuo, gave the opening address wherein he thanked the Province immensely, and especially the benefactors that made the project realizable so far. He highlighted the achievements as well as challenges of the school which is still at its neophyte stage. To the amazement of those present, the Provincial council and our Claretian brothers present immediately took up the sponsorship of one of the projects, which was the provision of a school band. This elicited much applause and joy from the community members present. Also, Provincial Superior offered scholarship to one of the students who excelled in his displayed talent.
A representative of the Umuigbo Community Amurri and also the CMO chairman of St Mary’s Parish Amurri took turns to thank the Claretian missionaries for the love shown them as a clear expression of Christian values of charity and kindness. The students had in stock, wonderful presentations like News presentation in English and Igbo languages, Drama, comedy, modern dances as well as cultural dance presentations and so on.
On behalf of the Management, Staff and students of Claret Comprehensive Academy, Amurri, we appreciate immensely the Provincial Superior, the Provincial Government and Directorate of Schools for their great support and special interest in our school. We thank specially the founder, Fr. Cletus Obasi for his great vision and continuous support. God bless our Congregation. God bless our Province. God bless our School.
Claret….. Home of Excellence
Claret …. Home of Discipline
Claret …. Home of Good Morals
Claret …. Home of Champions
Fr. Matthew Mmuo, CMF
See more photos of the event below
Some students performing a play
The College Students with their primary school counterparts in violet uniform during the Holy Mass
Some parents of the College Students
Some priests in attendance take a tour of the College premises.
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