Delta State Agog for SPCC Anniversary
Scholars of international repute, movers and shakers of industry and finance, high- ranking federal government functionaries and prominent traditional rulers are expected in Aghalokpe, Delta State on Saturday, April 10, 2021.
“The 70th Anniversary of St Peter Claver’s College, Aghalokpe will begin on Friday, April 9, 2021 in Delta State” a statement issued in Aghalokpe on Thursday by the Chairman of the 70th Anniversary Organizing Committee, Chief Kingsley Omokri said.
Primarily a Thanksgiving event, the 70th Anniversary also incorporates other events like commissioning of renovated projects by Old Students, lectures and launching of a book titled SPCC Aghalokpe, The Hidden Pearl of the Ethiope.
‘’The 70th Anniversary kicks off with a mass at the College Chapel, continuing on the same day with inspection of college premises, distribution of free 70th Anniversary crested books to students of SPCC Aghalokpe and pupils of SPCC Aghalokpe Nursery and Primary School, free medicals for the natives of Aghalokpe and neighbouring villages of Aragba, Oviri, Ekpan, Okpara Waterside and Igun and novelty football match between Old Boys Association of SPCC and Old Students of Urhobo College, Effurun’’ the statement said.
The anniversary will end with a thanksgiving mass at the College Chapel, SPCC Aghalokpe on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Founded in 1950 as the fourth secondary school in Warri Province (later renamed Delta Province in 1952), St Peter Claver’s College was the first secondary school in Sapele.
Its proprietor, His Lordship P. J. Kelly, Catholic Bishop of Benin Diocese which included Warri/Delta Province during British Colonial Times, envisaged St Peter Claver’s College as the equivalent of St Patrick’s College, Asaba, for the Catholic Community in Warri Province.
SPCC moved from Sapele to Aghalokpe in 1953.