He who lights a lamp for someone else, brightens his own path as well



Brief History

At a sermon during Mass of the Chrism on the Holy Thursday of 1983, Bishop A. O. Gbuji, the pioneer Bishop of the Catholic Diocese OF Issele-Uku, announced his intention to set up a Juniorate for all-round-education of girls in the Diocese, to be organized in line with the boys' Junior Seminary, and added that parents should be prepared to pay fees for upkeep of their children. However, the first ten children from proven poor homes would be granted scholarship.

By the 1984 academic year, the institution was named Mother of Perpetual Help Girls’ Juniorate, (M. P. H. G. J.) Issele-Uku, with a humble beginning of nineteen students. Administration was in the hands of the Sisters of Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus (H. H. C. J.) Congregation. The institution had grown into a large community by 1990, when administration changed hands with the Daughters of Mary Mother of Mercy Congregation (D.M.M.M.). More graduate teachers were employed and the school was granted Government approval to prepare and present candidates for WASSCE. The WASSCE results of the students since 1990 have proved the Bishops intention right.

Part of the Founding Fathers’ aim of establishing the school was to initiate young females into full Christian education tradition as religious beings who dedicate their lives to the service of God, in a manner consonant with the general education policy of the Government of Nigeria.

In addition, give to each student trained in the Juniorate the mental, moral, spiritual, cultural and physical development that make for full womanhood. Each student is expected to acquire same and balanced habits of thought, actions, concepts of purpose and values, adherent to ideals and principles in conduct and behaviour, with the ultimate goal of producing Nigerian citizens capable of living with dignity and without poverty of mind and body. i.e. a woman of honour in appearance, words and deed that could be trusted anywhere.

The mustard seed of yester years has become a gigantic tree through the mercy of God. We are happy and we rejoice today as result of the hard work and enthusiastic services of past principals and members of staff.

First on the list is Sr. Agatha Oza (H.H.C.J.) 1984 to 1986; Sr. Veronica Omocho (H.H.C.J.) 1986 to 1990; Sr. M. De Sales Eke (D.M.M.M) 1990 to 2002; Sr. M. Chiemeka Onuoha (D.M.M.M.) 2002 to 2005; Sr. M. Ericpatrick Ebiziem (D.M.M.M) 2005 to 2010; Sr. M. Ugochukwu Agbakwura (D.M.M.M) through the appointment by her Superior General Casmir Nwadiukwu was posted to take over leadership of the school in October 2012 and by January 2011, Sr. Ugo started work.

We highly appreciate the works accomplished by the past principals. Each, according to her talents, left an indelible mark in the development of the Juniorate. In all, God is doing His works. We are only instruments in his hands. Although we have started an ultra-modern one hundred (100) bedded hostel, and a one thousand (1000) capacity birds poultry, our priority attention is on the total development of the human person, the religious being, so as to be true to the aims of the founding father, Most Rev. Dr. A. O. Gbuji, the pioneer Bishop of Issele-Uku Catholic Diocese.

Contact Us

Mother of Perpetual Help Girls' Juniorate is situated along Issele-Uku immediately after the Bishop’s Court (Pastoral Centre, the seat of the Diocese of Issele-Uku).

Mother of Perpetual Help Girls' Juniorate, Issele-Uku

P. O. Box 60

E-mail: mphgjisseleuku@gmail.com

Phone: 08033577429, 07089484917