Latest Progress in Nigeria, October 2007
St. Joseph Orphanage, Nigeria
Update: October, 2007
To mark the Nigeria Independence from British Colonial Rule in 1960, events are usually held all over the country. There are march pasts (parades), traditional dances and other activities carried out in selected sites or locations of each state and its local government area (county).
Honors in Ogoja
It was no different in Mbube-Ogoja in Cross River, where St. Joseph Orphanage Secondary School is located. This year St. Joseph had the best performance at the March Past as well as in the traditional dances. The students clinched both trophies—to the envy of the other schools around. Participants were judged on cleanliness and orderly presentation during the march past. St Joseph Orphanage also presented several traditional dance groups to entertain the crowd and were unrivalled.
At the end of the celebration activities, St. Joseph Orphanage was proudly presented with prizes and certificates (see certificates below), attesting to the fact that they won first position in both categories. This occasion attracted entire villages of the Mbube in Ogoja and its environs.
Academic Honors in State, Country.
To crown it all, St. Joseph Orphanage School entered for the Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSCE) last year, 2006, and this year. (The JSCE is a standardized examination taken by students to transit from the third year of Junior Secondary School, i.e., Grade 9, to the first year of Senior Secondary School, i.e., Grade 10.) Its overall performance score was and is still 90%. This is such an encouragement. It reflects the wonderful work that the staff, especially the academic staff, has accomplished by working hard with the orphans to improve not only the standard of living but their standard of education as well.
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St. Joseph Orphanage School is home to some 568 Nigerian children. The number of orphans in Nigeria is increasing daily with disease taking the lives of many parents and poverty forcing others to abandon their children. You can be of help by part-taking in the "Sponsor an Orphan" program.
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