OUR ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITMENT AND MANDATE
The 21st century scientific age is one fraught with the ambivalent challenges and heightened expectations. Hence, the need to aspire and pursue higher values; in order to be able to withstand its complexities and challenges. Like mahatma Ghandhi, we believe that “life is an aspiration, and it’s mission is to strive after perfection, which is self-realization”.
In order to achieve fully this self-realization, the C .I .C management chose to hide under the protection guidance of the heavens. We believe that with God on our side our collective dream of a better future shall be realized. To drive this message home, we place emphasis on spiritual, moral and academic formation:
I. Spiritual Formation: A number of structures have been put in place, to encourage our boys to develop an enduring affinity with God . Many of our student intercessors from JS1 to SS3 undergo training. Among other things, they meet and pray for the C.I.C community and for all. The refectory is orderly structured in such a way that bible reading goes simultaneously with sharing of food. Every Thursday is a day of interaction between priest and the students. On such days all the priest pray with the students and join them also in the refectory. It gives the priest the opportunity to taste the food and observe the quantity. There is also a monthly adoration/prayer.
II. Moral Formation: To enthrone an effective moral training, we have some hostel parents for all the hostels. These young graduates live in the hostels with the students, eat with them and supervise the daily.
III. Academic Formation: Our Vision and promise is to produce reliable scholars of the 21st century standard. Our students have continued to gain scholarship into prestigious universities, home and abroad. Graduates from C.I.C are always able to defend themselves in any academic enviroment. Hence, we have some well-structured academic program for students. We have also increased the days of morning preps to five, with the hostel parents helping the boys at such times. And to the glory of God, the early morning prep is very effective. Our strict academic discipline abhors any form of malpractise; and offenders are either expelled or compelled to repeat the class, depending on the gravity.
Parents are requested to patiently partners with us in the training of these boys. This partnership is of immense importannce in the formation process. For nothing destroys the cognitive psychology of a child like what the psychologists call “Double Signal”. The evident assurance is that we have the goodwill, the discipline and the commitment to get the best out of these boys.
Keep praying for us, and together we shall all see and reap the fruits of these training going on today.
Hilary C. Mgbodile (Fr.) (Principal)