Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has charged the Staff and Students of Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls School (ACMGS) Elelenwo to protect, preserve and put to good use the facilities that have been made available to them.
Governor Fubara gave this charge during the Commissioning and dedication of a new Dormitory Complex at ACMGS Elelenwo on Tuesday 25th July, 2023.
Represented by his Deputy Prof. Ngozi Nma Odu Governor Fubara said “what we are witnessing today is a testament to the fact that the leadership of this institution has exhibited credibility, integrity and focus of purpose that is praiseworthy, which is demonstrated in the judicial use of funds raised by the diocese and the school on this edifice we are commissioning today”.
The Governor recalled that ACMGS was the foremost female secondary school East of the Niger, noting that over the years ACMGS Elelenwo has continued to champion the quest to improve the education of the Girl-Child by providing an enabling environment and inculcating the right attitude for learning and character building of the girls under their care.
He said a lot of females that passed through the school have distinguished themselves in various spheres of endeavour like Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom Wike and thanked the management of the institution for immortalizing the wife of the immediate past Governor of the State by naming the Complex after her and reiterated his Administration determination to ensure that all children in Rivers State enjoy quality education without discrimination.
Also speaking the wife of the immediate past Governor Hon. Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom Wike, said the future success of children depends on good parenting as well as mentoring and guidance received in the school.
“I keep saying that the result of successful parenting, mentoring and guidance is that the children should be better than we are, that is how we know we are successful in our parenting”. Justice Wike quipped.
She urged students of the school not to stray away from the path of God, stressing that it is the only way their glorious destinies could be fulfilled.
Also speaking the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Martins Chike Amaewhule applauded the State Government for its interventions in ACMGS while commending the Dioceses for initiating the project.
According to him the return of Schools Law was amended to allow the Rivers State Government to give support to schools that were returned to the missions.
Earlier the Principal of ACMGS Mrs Chinyere Uchenna Ordu had said the school was handed over to the Anglican Church by the Rivers State Government in 2008, following the handover of Mission Schools to their original owners.
She said their vision is to raise girls who will attain educational, moral and spiritual excellence in Christ.