By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The fastest rising Academy in the Southeast Geopolitical Zone, Gran Hermano Academy, GHA, Awka, yesterday, paraded around the city of Awka, the Anambra State Capital with a call on Ndi Anambra to identify with the Academy. The parade was part of the activities lined-up for the 10th Year Anniversary Celebration of the Academy billed to hold on Friday, 8th December 2023.
The Management, Staff, Parents, pupils of the Academy were seen parading the streets of Awka with smiles on their faces. The visibly joyous students, staff and parents were shared into two groups.
Group one, took off from Ekwueme Square, while the second group took off from Thrillers, close to former Macdons.
The two groups which were guided by the men of Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, converged on Aroma under flyover and then proceeded through Ifite road and passed through Second Market via Best Western Meloch Hotel, down to the school premises.
It was a show and touch of class as the city of Awka was agog between the hours of 8:30am and 10:40am.
Addressing newsmen in Awka, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the Academy, Mr. Chijioke Nwajioha announced that it was a One-Week activity which he said, started on Monday, 4th of December 2023 (Day One) with Free Medical Checkup for parents and staff.
Areas covered by the free medical checkup, according to Mr. Nwajioha, are as follows: Blood pressure, Sugar level test, Hepatitis B, HIV, Tuberculosis, Temperature and Weight, noting that prayers were organized for all from 10am to 12 noon and that students and pupils were allowed to see movies between the hours of 12:30pm and 2pm.
He said that Day Two, Tuesday, 5th December 2023 was purely for Aerobics for all which lasted between 7:30am and 10am; dress code for staff, students and pupils were GHA sports wear while parents adorned tracksuit followed by health talk by 10am -12:3Oom; Mental Health/Physical Health for Secondary Section while My Body and Personal Hygiene were for nursery and primary section and rehearsal 1pm – 3pm.
Day 3 which was Wednesday, 6th December 2023 was for Anniversary by 8:30am to 10:40am while Day 4 which is Thursday, 7th December 2023 will be for sports. Novelty Match between parents and staff; different types of games.
On Day 5, 8th December 2023 is the Anniversary Day proper. The event will start with an Episcopal Thanksgiving Mass by His Lordship, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor between the hours of 9am and 11am. Other events start at 12 noon.
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