Archdiocese of Onitsha|| Welcome to Okigbo Memorial International Secondary School Ojoto

Vision

To use the best hands to produce godly and well educated individuals who will add values to their world.

Mission

To become a citadel of learning which provides a consolidated form of education for maximal performance in society

Hymns

HAIL OMISS -KEYE-SCHOOL ANTHEM
Hail O MI-SSI Seat of Wis-dom
We hail thee for your high mo-rals
We shall live by our mo=tto, of
disciplina, sci-en-tia, Ex-ce-llen-ti-a

Chorus: Freat O-MissI
Cen-tre of Ex-ce-llence!
Great O-miss! My Al-ma Mater
Great O-miss! Great O-miss!
I am Proud to be part of you.
(2X)

Hymns end

Hail OMISS! Centre of knowledge
I honour you, my Alma Mater.
For hard work in academic
We will always remember you.

Hail OMISS! Centre of Discipline
With reverance, we honour you
Your hardworking and deligent staff
With pride, we uphold!
May God bless them!

Music by Rev. Sis Cordis Mariae Achike
Words from Prof. Raphael Okigbo

ABOUT OKIGBO MEMORIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL OJOTO

A School with a difference

Our History

The non-existence of a Secondary School in Ojoto – Uno had been a problem militating against the war against illiteracy and low male enrolment in School in the town. The situation became so acute that it attracted the attention of a Philanthropist Dr. Pius Okigbo of the Blessed memory who in the nineties offered to build a School for St. Odilia’s Catholic Church Ojoto-Uno. The demise of this great son of Ojoto in 2002 delayed the completion and handing over of the School.

However the 10th February 2007, it was handed over to the Catholic Church in Ojoto – Uno represented Rev.Fr. Victor Ezeanya the Parish Priest Of St. Odilia’s Catholic Church then. Soon after in August 2007, an Education Committee was constituted with Prof. Ralph Okigbo as Chairman and Lady Cecilia Onyezegwo as Secretary. Rev. Fr. Victor Ezeanya automatically became the Manager with the Archbishop of Onitsha as the Proprietor.

The Education board on 1st September 2007 employed Lady Cecilia Onyezegwo a seasoned administrator as the pioneer Principal. Within the same period nine tutorial Staff was employed to teach various Secondary School subjects. The School opened for Academic work on 2nd October 2007 with a total of 80 Students as the pioneers. Rev. Fr. Ezeanya worked tirelessly to see that the School was well equipped and met the required standard that it was approved for J.S.S.C.E. exams by the Ministry of Education in 2009 hence the first set of students took the J.S.S.C.E. exams in June 2010 with a 100% pass.

With the transfer of the Manager Rev. Fr. Victor Ezeanya the management of the School shifted to Very Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Nwosu who took over as the Parish Priest with his fatherly care an management style the School was given approved to take W.A.E.C. and N.E.C.O. exams in 2012 hence the pioneer students took the W.A.E.C. and N.E.C.O. exams in April/June 2013. It is praiseworthy that all the candidates scored more than six credits and above in all subjects including English and Maths.

The Motto of the School is Discipline, Knowledge, Excellence and this has been the watchword of the Staff and Students of the School thus making it the pride of the Church and Ojoto-uno Community.

Motto:Disciplina Scientia Excellentia

Lady C. I Onyezegwo (Principal)

Chief Mrs Florence Okigbo (Kpakpando)

(Wife of the Founder)

Chief Mrs Florence Okigbo was born....

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BIOGRAPHY OF DR. PIUS NWABUFO CHARLES OKIGBO D.Sc Econ (London), MA. & Ph.D (North Western), BA. (HONS), B.Sc Econ., LLB, CON, NNM (NWANNE BU UGWU,
EZE ONU NEKWULUORA AND EBEKUODIKE 1 OF OJOTO)

Late Dr. Pius Nwabufo Charles Okigbo, an economic genius of global repute, was one of the most famous sons of Ojoto. Born in 1924, Pius was the second son of Chief Jame Okooye Okigbo (Onyeamaluligolu Oda) a pioneer Catholic Schoolmaster and Mrs Anna Onugwalobi Okigbo of the blessed memory. The frequent transfer of his father as a Schoolmaster greatly affected young Pius which took his family from Ogbunike to Onitsha, Amawbia and Ekwuluobia. He attended Christ the King College Onitsha for his Secondary education and passed out in Frade 1 in the Cambridge School Certificate with exemption from London Matriculation. In 1941, Pius enrolled for a Diploma Course at the Higher College, Yaba Lagos and later was transferred to Achimota Ghana.

On return to Nigeria after graduation, he gained employment as a tutor at the African College Onitsha in 1943. Furthering his education, Pius enrolled as an external student of London University and took correspondence courses for his B.A., B.Sc., Econ and LLB degrees and completed these courses in 1946. He later acquired numerous post graduate degrees too many to mention.

Between 1944 and 1967, he held a wide variety of positions and appointments which amongst them are: i. Lecturer at Northwestern University Evanston lllinois USA ii. Research Association in the University of Chicago iii. First Economic Adviser to Government of Eastern Nigeria iv. First Economic Adviser to Federal Government of Nigeria

Pius was a member of numerous professional societies and associations. He held numerous National Honours and Awards for his services to Nigeria and Africa. There is no Who’s Who or listings of men of achievements in Nigeria in which Dr. P.N.C. Okigbo does not future. He was listed in the following: *Africa Who’s Who *Men of Achievement *Who’s Who in the Commonwealth *Who’s Who in the World.

Dr. P.N.C. Okigbo served in several national commissions, committees and other bodies. In addition, he was assigned to commissions and other bodies appointed todeal with issues of national interest and relevance, and also to bodies concerned with matters of regional or global importance. Pius had to his credit over 24 papers in listed journals and conference proceedings, seminar and various meeting presentations that were not published. He published numerous books and co-authored books and reports.

Pius was a patriotic son of Ojoto to the core. He was a very charitable and philanthropic man as has been manifested by the large number of people he had helped through school, loaned money, assisted in other areas without making noise about them. He had in numerous ways contributed to the progress and rural development in Ojoto by ensuring that the headquarters of the Idemili South Local Government Area is sited in Ojoto. He played key roles in ensuring that electrification of Ojoto was actualized. He built an ultra-modern secondary school “Okigbo Memorial International Secondary School Ojoto” and launched a trust fund to provide scholarships to the students of the school as well as a trust fund to provide scholarships to Ireh Ojoto village youths who pass their JAMB examinations and gain admission but cannot afford the expenses of university education.

Pius always played major roles in ensuring that there was peace and tranquility in Ojoto. His voice and advice were always respected and all these are reflected in his title, Ebekuodike 1 of Ojoto. He lived up to this.

Management

These are the Management Team Members

Msgr Emmanuel Nwosu

Parish Priest/Manager
The Principal

Lady C. I Onyezegwo

Principal

Chief Michael Ochili (Ugonwanne)

Chairman Board of Governors

Sir Jerry N.I Ekumeku (KSJI)
(Ogiddi Ojoto)

PTD Chairman