From Tunde Rahman, Lokoja
The Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Rosemary Ojochenemi Osikoya has commended the principal of Bishop Delise College, Mrs. Mary Bola Boro for her commitment to the transformation of the school.
Osikoya gave this commendation on Saturday while speaking at the 40th Founder’s Day anniversary of the College, held at the College premises in Lokoja. She said that the principal had indeed made the difference in just one year at the helms of affairs as principal with a Midas touch with which she had transformed the school to an enviable position among the secondary schools in the state.
The commissioner also lauded the efforts of both teaching and non-teaching staff of the College for their resilience and contributions in the last one year, stressing that their cooperation cannot be over emphasized.
Represented by a Director of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Waniko Steve, the commissioner reinstated the present administration’s commitment to providing high standard of education in the State, stressing that the welfare of teachers in the state still remain paramount at all times.
Also, in his remarks on the occasion, a Director in the Kogi State Teaching Service Commission, Mr. Afolabi Joseph Raji said the world needs more of Mrs. Bola Boro. He eulogized the good virtues of the College principal stressing that he was glad to know that the commission appointed Mrs. Mary Bola Boro.
“Of course, the improvements currently being witnessed in the school did not just happen overnight, neither did they come as a result of the principal waving a magic wand, rather, they are as a result of the dogged, tenacious and resilience of Mrs. Mary Bola Boro to make positive impacts in the ramshackle of the school she inherited,” he said.
While congratulating the Management of the College at 40, Raji stated that for the last one year, the school has witnessed an uncommon and progressive transformation of the decrepit structure that Mrs. Bola Boro took over, into a better decent looking school.
The Catholic Bishop of Lokoja, Dr. Martin Olorunmolu also felicitated with the college at 40 and commended the efforts of the management of the school, assuring that the proprietor; the Catholic Diocese, will liaise with them to do something on the ongoing rehabilitation in the school premises.