…Seeks more patronage
By Ovat Abeng
The fast rising Academy in the Southeast Geopolitical Zone, Gran Hermano Academy (GHA), Awka, on Wednesday, 6th December 2023 paraded round the city of Awka the Anambra State Capital with a call on Ndi Anambra to identify with the Academy. The parade was part of the activities lined-up for the 10th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Academy billed to hold on Friday, 8th December 2023.
The Management, Staff, Parents, students, pupils of the Academy were seen parading the streets of Awka with smiles on their faces. The visibly joyous students, staff and parents were shared into two groups. Group one, took off from Ekwueme Square, while the second group took off from Thrillers, close to former Macdons.
The two groups which were guided by the men of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) converged on Aroma, under flyover and then proceeded through Ifite road and passed through Second Market via Best Western Meloch Hotel, down to the school premises.
It was a show and touch of class as the city of Awka was agog between the hours of 8:30 AM and 10:40AM.
Addressing newsmen in Awka, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the Academy, Mr Chijioke Nwajioha (Nwachinaemelu), while soliciting for more patronage, announced that it was a One-Week activities which, he said, started on Monday, 4th of December 2023 (Day One) with Free Medical Checkup for parents and staff.
Some of what the free medical checkup covered according to Mr Nwajioha, are follows: Blood pressure, Sugar test , Hepatitis B, HIV, Tuberculosis, Temperature, Weight, noting that prayers were organized for all from 10AM to 12Noon and that students and pupils were allowed to see movies between the hours of 12:30PM – 2PM.
He said that Day Two, Tuesday, 5th December 2023 was purely for Aerobics for all- 7:30AM -10AM; dress code for staff , students and pupils were GHA sports wear while parents adorned tracksuit followed by health talk by 10AM -12:3OAM; Mental Health/Physical Health for Secondary Section while My Body and Personal Hygiene were for nursery and primary section and rehearsal-1PM -3PM.
“Day 3, Wednesday, 6th December 2023 was for Anniversary by 8:30AM to 10:40AM. Day 4, Thursday, 7th December 2023 was for sports. Novelty Match between parents and staff; different types of games.
“Day 5, 8th December 2023 is the Anniversary Day proper. The event will start with an Episcopal Thanksgiving Mass by His Lordship Most Rev Paulinus Ezeokafor- 9AM -11AM. Other events start at 12Noon,” he concluded.