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Anglican faithful protest, seek ownership of school in Onitsha

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Anglican faithful in Onitsha embarked on massive protest, seeking takeover of a primary school named Omu Nwagboka/Crowther Primary School.

The school is located close to the Marine area, the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, Onitsha and the defunct Public Works Department (PWD).
The Anglican faithful, who came in their numbers with their reverend gentlemen, converged on the school with placards and leaflets, claiming ownership of the premises.

Prof. Kate Omenugha, Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, in an interview, said the school had all along been a public school.

The commissioner noted that the school was named Crowther Memorial in honour of an early missionary, Bishop Ajayi Crowther and Omu Nwagboka in honour of a famous female of Onitsha Ado indigenous lady.

Prof. Omenugha recalled that following renewed crisis over ownership of the school, Anambra Government commenced fencing of the school with a sign post, warning trespassers to keep off or face prosecution.

The protest had caused hours of traffic gridlock at the GRA Onitsha end, while security operatives, mainly the Police and OCHA Brigade were drafted to keep trespassers away.

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