Bishop Onah inaugurates academic year for diocesan schools


By Alphonsus N. Ogili

The Catholic Bishop of Nsukka Diocese, Most Rev. Godfrey Igwebuike Onah, on 30th October, 2016 at the St. Theresa's cathedral, Nsukka celebrated a Holy Mass specially meant for the Inauguration ceremony of all the Catholic schools in the diocese for 2016/2017 academic session.

Delivering a homily in the service that was attended by over a thousand students from various nursery, primary and secondary schools in the diocese, Father Bishop, while thanking God for the emergence of some schools that attended the inauguration for the first time, advised the students to be of the attitude of selfless service. He urged them to always work for the good of the entire society in any situation they find themselves.

"Do not seek for only your goodness, but seek for the goodness of all. If you have two pencils and your classmate does not have any, lend one of them to him or her," he said.

Commenting on how best to tackle corrupt behaviour in Nigeria bishop Onah reiterated: "We have to change the way Nigerians think before we can change the way they behave because our behaviour is directed by our thoughts."

He remarked that the major reason why the diocese is establishing nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary schools is for the Church, through the teachings of Christ, impact on students how to be of good behaviour like Christ himself.

"You people can change Nsukka; you can change the world. You only need one thing to excel which is showing respect for your teacher, elders and guardians. Once you become successful in the society, your teachers will say that you was his or her student. But if for instance you are caught and is being prosecuted for armed robbery, your teacher will say that you was in his class," he added.


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