I Foresaw Great Potentials In Ochei, Says Former High School Principal
REV FATHER THOMAS TREACY- FORMER PRINCIPAL, ST THOMAS' SECONDARY SCHOOL, KANO(LEFT) AND RT HON(ENGR.
) VICTOR OCHEI- SPEAKER, DTHA n SAN FRANCISCO, February 03, (THEWILL) -The African adage which says that 'a chick that will become a cock shows early traits of such attainment' came to relevance recently in Asaba, when Rev.
Fr Thomas Treacy, the former Principal of St.
Thomas' College Kano, posited that he foresaw great potentials in one of his former students, Rt Honourable (Engr.
) Victor Ochei, the Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly.
The Irish priest who made this observation during an unscheduled visit to the Speaker disclosed that young Victor Ochei as a student showed great potentials in academic and leadership obligations.
According to him, 'He was fine as a student academically and behaviourally.
I knew that he was going places.
I am happy that he has attained this height in the society, a feat attributable to the virtues of strictness and forthrightness which we instilled into students of the institution.
' He said further that wards should not be spared the rod when necessary as it will help in positively shaping the lives of such students.
In his response, Honourable Ochei expressed gratitude to the instructor, whom he described as a man who always stood for impacting sterling qualities into students of the institution, adding that 'at that time, we dreaded him but we later discovered that those virtues were the foundation of our modest attainments in life.