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Name of school:

Mother Paul Offiah Memorial Boys Secondary School, Azia.

Location of the school:

Ukwakwa - Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria

Date/Year of establishment:


Established/Founded by:

The school was founded by Very Rev. Fr. Dr. George Okorie, SMMM. It was named to immortalize Rev. Sr. MaryPaul Offiah – an outstanding religious of the DMMM congregation who contributed immensely to both the community and the church.

Number at inception:


Current numerical strenght:


Mode of admission:

Candidates are admitted after successfully passing the entrance examination which consists of Mathematics, English Language, General Knowledge and an oral interview. The examination is preceded by distribution of entrance exam forms to various parishes within and outside Nnewi diocese. The specific date of the examination is printed on the forms.

Description of the uniforms:

(a) School Uniform: Light blue shirts and navy blue shorts/trousers.
(b) Day wear: Sky blue shirts and blue short/trouser.
(c) Outing wear: Green check shirt and green shorts/trousers.
(d) Sunday wear: White shirt and White trouser.

Record of excellence:

(a) Academic- The school gives her students integral education which equips them intellectually and morally. The result is that our students have been performing well in external examinations (BECE,WAEC/NECO). In addition to this, the school came second in Ihiala region inter-school quiz competition organized by the Catholic diocese of Nnewi.

(b) Sports- Sports: Our students have impressive performances in football, volleyball, relay and table tennis. Our sporting talents are being groomed to bring out the best in them.

Structures and faciliies:

The school has a two story building academic block, hostels, Science laboratory, library, computer room, technical workshop, 30KVA sound proof generator, borehole water supply, and school bus.

List of principals and time of service:

Rev. Fr. Nicholas Okorie, SMMM (2010 – 2011)
Rev. Fr. Francis Alaribe, SMMM (2011 – 2012)
Rev. Fr. Thaddeus Agbasonu, SMMM (2012 – 2015)
Rev. Fr. Godwin Obike, SMMM (2015 - 2019)
Rev. Fr. Eugene Ejiofor, SMMM (2019 - till date)


Technology Exhibition Journal is the official publication of the school

Research and Development:

Recognizing the need to inspire creativity and empower our youths with technical skills. In November 2016 the school organized her First Technological exhibition, with the theme ‘Harnessing Solar Energy to Tackle Nigeria’s Energy Challenges: Prospects for Investments.’ Devices built by students in the school were displayed for the public. These devices include solar cookers, solar water heaters/pasteurizers, electronic model cars, drilling machine etc.

Scholarship scheme:

In appreciation to the families from the host community that donated the land on which the school is sited, the school reserves three scholarship positions for candidates from these families. The school also granted scholarship to an indigent student.