It is indeed my great pleasure to welcome among us the alumni of St. Augustine’s College of Education (PROJECT T.I.M.E.) Akoka. Not only is it a moment of happiness and nostalgia for us but also an opportunity to reflect on our learning and achievements.
Our alumni have established themselves as successful individuals in almost every field of their lives. Before us today are Four (4) newly ordained as Catholic Priests, one (1) Reverend Sister and others who would be ordained very soon by God’s grace. Wow! We could not be any prouder.
These exceptional students who passed out from the college has proven act of making a difference, good morals and standing out excellently in their vocation. In no particular other would introduce their names;
- Rev. Fr. Sgt. Bitrus Nesa Gideon Abegbe – Chief celebrant priest of the day
- Rev. Fr. Aloysius Ebonine – Homilist of the day
- Rev. Fr. Raphael Enitan – Gospel Reader
- Rev. Fr. Joseph Elegbede
- Rev. Fr. Vincent Olofinkua, Ph.D – Acting Provost of the College
- Rev. Fr. Usman Felix – Gboko Diocese
- Rev. Fr. Peter Apagher – Makurdi Diocese
Having our Alumni back to where they belong brings back a lot of memories. I think everyone remembers their first day in school. Some of us cried and wanted to go back home, but the day we left school to step into the bigger world, we realized what this College truly means to us. Bidding farewell to one’s school is probably the toughest thing to do, and it is never easy to say goodbye.
Our present students have a spectacular show today for our beloved ex-students that will have them reminiscing their beautiful school days. We will travel to the depths of our memories and live the moments we have left behind. We shall dive into nostalgia and relish the best days of our lives. We shall experience the swing rides, the classes, the students’ week, aluta and everything in a practical yet very personal manner.
Nostalgia is a tricky business. It makes us laugh and cry at the same time. We yearn to go back to our happy days, and we also feel very blessed to have experienced such wonderful feelings. All of you belong here, your hearts belong here, and home is where the heart is.
Today, let us all open the windows of our mind, take a deep breath, and venture out into the land of dreams and happiness. Let us keep aside the worries and responsibilities of adult life and indulge in the simple pleasure of childhood and innocence. The college is our family, and we have every right to be here.
Our Alumni has brought great glory, blessing and new beginning to our College. They have set the example of being a successful, moral and good human being. They inspire us to have a clear conscience, the courage to speak the truth, and the importance of being different amongst the crowd.
We the entire staff and students of this great College extend our warm regards to every member of our Alumni Association and invite them to enjoy a piece of their childhood.
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