July 19, 2013
Firstfruits Christian Academy rounded off its second academic session with its first annual inter-house sports competition and prize giving day today. The event began with an opening prayer and welcome address by the Principal Mr. Bernard Oborgu.
The event brought together 70 pupils and students and all staff members of the Firstfruits Christian Academy (FFCA), several parents and neighbours including children from other schools.
This time we started our visit to the school by attending the first ever meeting of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the school. It rained heavily that day so the turnout was not very high. Nevertheless, it was good to meet the parents we had not met before. In this first meeting we tried to have a common understanding of the functions of a PTA. A Caretaker Committee was appointed to set up the structure of the PTA. We are collecting constitutions of other PTAs and want to develop one for the consideration of our PTA. Continue reading
July 25, 2012
Firstfruits Christian Academy successfully ended its first academic session on the 20th of July, 2012 with an end of session programme. The programme began with an opening prayer by the Mathematics teacher, Mrs. Grace Ogwuoma followed by an opening remark by the acting head teacher Mr. ThankGod Abali who expressed his gratitude to all the teachers for their efforts in ensuring that the session ended on a very good note. He also commended the students for their good behavior and hard work.
March 31, 2012
We have only good reports from the Firstfruits Christian Academy. The Acting Principal has moved to live accross the road from the school. He is producing good reports and appears to be doing his job well. A friend of ours who visited the school this week was very impressed with the cleanliness of the school premises. Continue reading
March 16, 2012
Once again, we were able to go and work at Fistfruits Christian Academy in Nigeria. We had a meeting with the secondary school children. We asked them what they liked about the school and what they did not like and what they would like us to do more. They talked very positively of the school and the teachers and their demands were very reasonable. Continue reading
March 1, 2012
Firstfruits Christian Academy continues to be a value oriented co-educational school poised for excellence whose goal is to mold character on Christian principles. The school officially began on the 12th of September with the nursery and primary and secondary arms. It is located in a low cost housing estate in Chokwota, Rivers state, Nigeria.
We presently have thirty six students (twelve boys and twenty four girls) who reside in the estate. We have seven teachers and a head teacher. The school currently runs day system but intends to begin the boarding system by the next school year. Right now, we are faced with the challenge of finding teachers with the right profile (both professional and Christian). Continue reading
September 23, 2011
It has been very exciting to know that after so many years of hardship the school has started. As of yesterday, we have 24 children: 13 in the Junior Secondary Section (Grades 7&8), 6 in the Elementary School and 5 in the Kindergarten. We have 6 teachers on board and it may be necessary to employ 2 more. Continue reading
September 17, 2011
Praise God we started the school in spite of much hardship. It is still raining everyday making the roads muddy and very difficult to use. We have to pass on several puddles of water on the road leading to the school. Sometimes the water is so much that it sips through into the vehicle from under. Yesterday the lady who was to take the measurement of the children to make the school uniforms turned back without getting to the school. That is a major setback as we wanted to settle the issue of uniforms as soon as possible.
April 7, 2011
The project in Port Harcourt is a boarding secondary school for both boys and girls from age 11 to 17. A primary section is also being considered. The school is scheduled to start in September 2011. We will start with two levels (grades 7&8) and each year we will add a year. Continue reading