A watchman waits and watches like a lighthouse beacon, alerting the city on any emergencies. This Watchman Class has emerged from a small group of students who, this past week, were saddled with a great...
A watchman waits and watches like a lighthouse beacon, alerting the city on any emergencies. This Watchman Class has emerged from a small group of students who, this past week, were saddled with a great responsibility- the task of being prefects. The final year Class were celebrated today in a small way, when a select few were called out of the crowd and appointed into various positions of authority. Speaking on behalf of the prefects, the Deputy Senior School Prefect, Ivara Esu, expressed gratefulness at the opportunity afforded them; although he noted that they were quite saddened that their investiture as prefects came at such an extremely late hour, while in the heat of preps for their final WAEC exams. However, he enjoined his fellow prefects to accept the token of their various offices and affirmed their committment as a group and as individuals to do their best to lift the glory of the institution to greater heights. They promised to be a good example to the junior ones, as well as a model of obedience and respect to teachers and the school authorities. As it is being said, To whom much is given, much is expected....We are optimistic that this present Class set of prefects will leave a great indellible mark in the sands of time. The ceremony was held at the old chapel grounds after the morning devotion.
The official list of new prefects is as follows: 1. Effiong Ekpe Effiok: Senior School Prefect(SS3A) 2. Ivara Ejemot Esu: Deputy Senior School Prefect(SS3C) 3. David Ibrahaim V.: Labor Prefect 1(SS3A) 4. Daniel Effiom Okon: Labor Prefect 2 (SS3B) 5. Uku Asuquo Effiong: Sanitary Prefect 1(SS3A) 6. David Daniel Ekpo: Sanitary Prefect 2 (SS3C) 7. Yellow-Duke Yellow-Duke Inameti: Punctuality Prefect 1 (SS3B) 8. Marvelous Aniedi Bassey: Punctuality Prefect 2 (SS3B) 9. Eric Ekpenyong Ita: Games Prefect 1 (SS3C) 10. Chinonso Christian O.: Games Prefect 2(SS3A) 11. Eric Joseph Okon: Library Prefect 1 (SS3B) 12. Emmanuel Kufre Isaiah: Library Prefect 2(SS3B) 13. Victor Edem Effiong: Chapel Prefect 1(SS3B) 14. Egajum Ndoma-Egba: Chapel Prefect 2 (SS3A) 15: Emmanuel Ewezu Okpan: Health Prefect 1 (SS3A) 16. Victor Agbor Etta: Health Prefect 2 (SS3A) 17. Emmanuel Akiba: Dining Hall Prefect 1 (SS3C) 18. Michael Dan Ushie: Dining Hall Prefect 2 (SS3C) 19. Owaji Uche R.: Prep Prefect 1 (SS3C) 20. Richmond Bassey Effiom: Prep Prefect 2 (SS3A) 21. Godswill Offor: School Regulator 1 (SS2A) 22. Godswill Okomah: School Regulator 2 (SS1C)
A soft knock on the labelled door got no response. Just to be sure, the unwary visitor decided to take a sneak peak, gently and slowly turning the door handle as the latter gave way...
Oh! Our Principal!
A soft knock on the labelled door got no response. Just to be sure, the unwary visitor decided to take a sneak peak, gently and slowly turning the door handle as the latter gave way into a large dark room, bidding the visitor welcome into an uncanny pall of silence. No sign of a living soul; and looking across to the center of the room, the once well-known seat, or what was left of its memory, emerged into the brightening view, all covered with dust, completely empty. Where had the Principal gone? A few questions got answered soon after, confirming that the Principal had just gone home, and was never to return! Few months later, the 24th Principal of the Institution, Prince Samuel Asuabana Ikpeme, commenced his final journey to Mother earth on the 22nd of February, 2019. Admidst the current political climate in the country, with interruptions to the school calender due to multiple mid-term breaks, a huge crowd turned up en-masse to witness the event. Amidst the huge turnout were important dignitaries who travelled in from far and wide to pay their last respects to their fallen hero. Earlier, a guard of honor was led by the Boys' Brigaide, while the Final Morning Assembly was conducted in the departed Principal's honor by His Academic Deputy, Mrs. Juliana Udoh-King. Adding color to the iconic event were the old boys of the school, with representations from all levels of society. The Late Principal was interred in the old chapel grounds as a great crowd of sympathyzers and on-lookers witnessed the final rites. So, now, what next? Who would take up the mantel? Who would grace the cushioned seat of the most powerful seat in the Institution. We can only, but wait, and hope! All we ask is that our Old Boys, Parents, the Education Authority and the Church offer prayers that THE LORD will send us a new principal to lead our children closer to Him and to continue the tradition of academic excellence that has been the cornerstone of the ministry of Presbyterian education at Hope Waddell for the past 124 years. Our fingers remain crossed as events unfold!