Egalase Donates Trophies To Schools In Ugheli South LGA

BY CHRISTIAN EZE
FOUR prominent institutions of learning in Eghwu Community, Ugheli South Local Government Area of Delta State were Thursday, presented with trophies
for their sporting competitions by Chief (Barr.) Akpephre Egalase in appreciation of their contributions to the development of the academic progress of the people that eventually brought about the transformation of the entire community from what use to be a chronic African setting to the present situation that makes them capable of competing in the comity of modern societies.
Presenting the trophies to the various institutions, the donor, Chief Egalase, observed that the four educational bodies contributed in great measure to the moulding of the people with concerted effort and were able to score indelible
marks in the life and history of Eghwu community.
Chief Egalase said that education is the best legacy that can be bequeathed on an individual or a people as it has been found to be the most enduring venture that has the capacity to survive the test of time in human endeavours. He commended the teachers for being very committed to the development of mankind in their profession.
The sports sponsor,, who was once a Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Information, Delta State, advised students and pupils to be seriously committed to their studies as nothing good comes easy but by hard work and determination,
rrespective of the difficulties that they may encounter in the process.
Egalase who started his educational pursuit in Catholic School, Eghwu, and started his secondary education in Kings College, Onitsha, in the then Eastern Nigeria but now in Anambra State, before going to Urhobo College, Warri, where he finished and left for the University of Ibadan where he studied Economics and later got admission into the Faculty of Legal Studies in University of Benin, Benin City where he read Law and was called to Bar after his Law School programme, encouraged both teachers and students alike to be committed to their goals in life as ‘there is no problem that can swallow the vision and dreams of a committed person.’
Eghereka Primary School, which was the first government
school and was initially known as L A School, being the school attended by his wife of blessed memory, was first to receive the trophy; Ewu Grammar School got theirs and David Standard School got the third trophy having been observed to be very consistent and having stayed in the community for a long period and have been helping the development of the people, while the fourth trophy was dedicated to mission schools built by Christian religious bodies as he believes they have impacted very positively on the development of the people educationally. It was ,therefore, handed to the Chairman, Christian Association
of Nigeria (CAN) Ugheli South Government Area, Rev. Anuke of Solution Centre