Lutheran Church Of Nigeria Set To Begin Its First Technical College In Utu

The Lutheran Church of Nigeria is set to start its first Technical College in Utu Ikot Obio Ekpe, Uruk Anam L.G.A. of Akwa of Ibom State come September, 2013.

The National President/Arch-Bishop made the pronouncement while leading a delegation of the Lutheran Church of Nigeria comprising of the Arch-Bishop, the Most Rev. Christian Ekong, Zonal Bishop of Ikot Obio Enin Zone, Rt. Rev. Christopher K. Udoekpo and some members of the LCN Schools Management Board on a courtesy visit to the Clan Head, Abak Midim Clan, Okuku Harrison Udoudom over the ceded land and property for the establishment of Lutheran Technical College, Utu in Abak Midim Clan.

Arch-Bishop Ekong thanked the Clan Head for the opportunity to exercise the capacity given to the Church and promised that the Community and the surrounding villages will soon see a mission school where their wards can have a proper upbringing in God’s word and Technical Skills to enable them become better persons in the vast growing society while regretting the inability of the School to have begun last session but assured the commencement of the school come September, 2013.

The Village Secretary, Prince, N. M. Usen who presented an address said that the village has no doubt that the visit will bring positive result. His words “there is no gainsaying that our community is ever ready to host the envisage Technical College come rain, come shine because it is our ancient dream come true”.

In his response, the Clan Head of Abak Midim, Okuku Harrison Udoudom thanked God and the Church for making their long awaited dream to come to realization stressing that, he believes in the works of the Lutheran Church especially through their Mission Schools which is noted as one of the best in this part of the Country.

The Village Head reminded the Church that the only School in the village is the Lutheran Primary School which is currently managed by the State Government pointing out that the village wanted to maintain the Lutheran name which was the only school that had help their children before the government toke over the school. He assured the Church of his commitment and the willingness of the Community to help actualize the long overdue dream of having a Mission Secondary School.

Also speaking, the Chairman LCN Schools Management Board Deaconess Efioanwan Umo thanked the Clan Head and the community calling on parents to register their wards early enough, hoping that, apart from qualitative education to prospective students, qualified people of the community and environs would have an opportunity to work and earn wages in the school while urging the village to cooperate with the Board maintaining that the school will kick start after proper handing over of the said piece of land and documentation.

 

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