Principal, Rev Fr Dr. Innocent Nweke, C.S.Sp. (standing 5th from right (front row), poses with the vice principal, Rev Fr Jude Ekemgba, C.S.Sp (standing1st from left), some of the teachers and the students that participated in the Arts and Science Exhibition. The students put on view their various works of arts and science. Fr Nweke is flanked on his left by an old boy of the school, Engr Christopher Ndubuisi, who is a First Class graduate from a Nigerian university.
As part of her consistent commitment to empower the students with skills and talent developments, the Congregation of Spiritans-owned Holy Ghost Academy, Amaokpala, Orumba North L.G.A, Anambra State, on Monday, October 2, 2017, held the second edition of her Arts & Science Exhibition to mark the 57th Independence Anniversary of Nigeria.
The exhibition which gave the students the opportunity to showcase the various works of arts and science which ranged from mosaic arts, paintings, sculpture, tie & dye, clothing, bead making, liquid soap, disinfectants, miniature buildings and miniature vehicles, had Arts and Science Towards Self Realisation as its theme.
Science Engineering Academy Club students showcase their works of miniature buildings and miniature vehicles, miniature airplanes.
Speaking on the occasion, the principal of Holy Ghost Academy, Amaokpala (HGAA), Rev Fr Dr Innocent Nweke, C.S.Sp., noted that in line with entrepreneurship which was the hallmark of the college, HGAA inculcates skills into the students so as to make them marketable and employers of labour in future.
He urged the students to, through what they learnt from the exhibition develop their talents, and become job creators in future.
In her keynote address on the theme of the event, Rev Sr. Maria Philipeene Osei-Wusu, IHM, described arts as form of communication and an expression of human experiences which included thoughts and emotions. She noted that God was the greatest artist, and the effort to be like God, part of self-realization.
Art Club students showcase their mosaic art of Nigeria Coat of Arms at the exhibition.
Rev Sr Osei-Wusu, IHM, who is a Ghananian by birth, but working at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ Community, Achina, Anambra State, advised the students against waste, but urged them to make use of metals, cartons and other materials around them and produce items that would be useful to themselves and others.
The female religious, who said she started drawing through attempts to reproduce and copy what she saw, noted that God gave every individual the capacity to do everything.
Ignatius Emeka Ejiofor, a JS 2 student of HGAA, showcases his mosaic art work of the school's logo.
She identified visual, decorating and performing as types of arts, while drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, dance and drama were forms of arts.
In his remarks, the vice principal of HGAA, Rev Fr. Jude Ekemgba, C.S.Sp., expressed his delight over the success of the exhibition which he said improved the practical abilities and skills of the students.
Rev Fr Ekemgba, C.S.Sp., who is the initiator of the Annual Arts and Science Exhibition, appreciated the school principal, Rev Fr Dr Innocent Nweke, C.S.Sp. for the support he gave to the all-important talent exhibition. He commended all, especially the students and the teachers that mentored them for their inputs that contributed to the success of the annual event.