First class of Nigerian HESA students graduate from Veritas University

African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Some of the HESA graduating sisters pose for a photo with Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF, ASEC Regional Director – West Africa.

14 HESA Sisters graduate from Veritas University, Abuja in Nigeria. Sr. Lois Moses, SSL received three awards during the ceremonies.

It was a great joy for all of us on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, as 14 HESA sisters graduated from Veritas University, Abuja, Nigeria. Among the graduates,12 sisters from Veritas University cohort one (entered in October 2014) graduated with bachelor's degrees in various fields. Two sisters from the first master's cohort (entered in October 2016) graduated with master's degrees in English and Literary Studies.

On Monday, December 4, 2017, a convocation lecture titled “The University Today” was delivered by His Eminence Francis Cardinal Arinze, CFR.

On Tuesday, the convocation mass was attended by approximately 20 bishop, including John Cardinal Onaiyekan, the Archbishop of Abuja Archdiocese, Nigeria and Francis Cardinal Arinze, who came all the way from Rome for the occasion. The convocation began after mass with a procession of the graduates from their respective departments along with the principal officers of the university. This graduation marked the10th anniversary and 6th convocation of our partner institution, Veritas University.

I was so proud of the sisters because they worked very hard and put in their best as the first set of HESA graduates from the Veritas University. 8 out of 12 HESA undergraduate students received First Class Honor while 4 received Second Class Honor.

Our HESA students continued to be the greatest attraction of the day, as Sr. Lois Moses, SSL, received three awards, including

  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Overall Best Graduating Student, with the best CGPA of 4.79
  • The Head of Department Award, for best graduating student in educational foundation and
  • The College of Education Award

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HESA alumna Sr. Lois Moses receiving one of her awards from the archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Ayau Kaigama.

HESA alumna Sr. Lois Moses receiving one of her awards from the archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Ayau Kaigama.

This achievement will encourage the sisters' superiors and those sisters following them that you have to work very hard in order to get a good reward. For this we are very grateful to God.

Nigeria staff organized a dinner in their honor where they received gifts from ASEC and their HESA Alumnae Badges. We give glory to God for the success of the occasion.

Congratulations to all of our new HESA graduates:

  • Sr. Maria Dabang, DC – B.Sc Accounting
  • Sr. Prudence Oriaku, DDL – B.Sc Accounting
  • Sr. Karunwi Francisca Olamide, OLA – B.Ed English Education
  • Sr. Ogunjobi Taiwo M., SSL – B.Sc Business Management
  • Sr. Lois Moses, SSL – B.Sc Accounting
  • Sr. Effiong Patience Emmanuel, DHS –  B.Ed English Education
  • Sr. Abah Grace, DHS – B.Ed English Education
  • Sr. Okeke Stella U., DCPB – B.Ed English Education
  • Sr. Cordelia Okoro, DCPB – B.Ed English Education
  • Sr. Nwoke Jovita Onyinyechi, SJGS – B.Sc Business Management
  • Sr. Ikhane Christiana, OP – B.Sc Accounting
  • Sr. Esther Chinyere Madu, HHCJ – B.Sc Accounting
  • Sr. Stella Skpan Malachy, HHCJ – M.A. English and Literary Studies
  • Sr. Cordelia Ifeyinwa Nwefo, HHCJ – M.A. English and Literary Studies

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Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF

Sr. Clementina Obembe, OSF
HESA Alumna and former ASEC Regional Director for West Africa - Nigeria  

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