Love filled the air at Regina Pacis Model Secondary School Onitsha on Sunday 3rd April 2022 as the erstwhile director of the institution Fr Paschal Okonkwo was officially sent forth by the school. It was indeed a celebration to remember as the school staged a wonderful send forth celebration. The exhibition of love was immense as the management, staff, parents, students and well wishers came out in their numbers to grace the event.
The celebration started with a Holy Mass celebrated by the outgone director Very Rev. Fr. Paschal Okonkwo, concelebrated by the incumbent director, Fr. Jerome Obiekezie and host of other priests. Fr. Paschal Okonkwo while addressing the crowd, described the day as a thanksgiving day as he poured encomiums on the incumbent director Fr. Jerome Obiekezie for doing a great job in Regina Pacis Model Secondary School and thanked the director for showing him immense love as his predecessor. Fr. Paschal Okonkwo also thanked everyone who made his stay at Regina Pacis Model Secondary school a successful one, especially the teachers and parents for their understanding and cooperation. He finally encouraged the students to always make effort to learn and improve in character too.
Appreciating his guests, the director of Regina Pacis Model Secondary School Onitsha Fr. Jerome Obiekezie described Fr. Paschal Okonkwo as a greatman and a perfectionist who understands the nature of humans, forgives mistakes and encourages you to always do better. Fr. Jerome Obiekezie also extends some sentiments of gratitude to the Archbishop of Onitsha His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Valerian M. Okeke for the gift of Fr. Paschal Okonkwo to Regina Pacis Model Secondary School Onitsha. He also described the Archbishop as a man who love the institution immensely and have never stopped proving that love. He prayed for long life and good health upon the Archbishop. The event ended with exhibition of some dancings, dramas, musical renditions and of course presentation of gift items to the outgone director.