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Cleric urges parents, students against examination malpractices



PARISH Priest, St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Amawbia, Valentine Ofomata, has urged parents and  students to shun examination malpractices and `miracle centres’ as there is no shortcut to success.

Rev Fr Ofomata gave the advice during the graduation and thanksgiving Mass of Rev. Fr. Ekwu Memorial Nursery and Primary School, Amawbia.

He said that families should form moral character of their children by inculcating in their minds, strong faith in God and self-control.

The cleric while noting that there is dignity in labour, urged the graduands to become beacons of light everywhere they go and be ambassadors of their Alma Mater.

“The grace of God abides in us in spite of our sins. If God can do that to us, we should reciprocate the same gesture to our neighbours despite their shortcomings.

“Try to help those in need especially those that you cannot get something from in return. Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, it is God that you are doing it to.

Chairman of the occasion, Mr Cornelius Ilokolobia, noted that institutions managed by the Church would help to curb vices in the society.

Earlier in an address, the Headmistress of the school, Appolonia Anaka commended the school’s manager, Fr Ofomata for striving to make the school `Numero Uno’ in the diocese and beyond.

The Headmistress while praying for the graduands not to let their candles go off wherever they go, pleaded for the provision of more computers, television sets, public address system to be used during morning assembly and other events due to increased population of the pupils and stationery for more qualitative education.

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