HISTORY OF CKC ABUJA OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION
CKC Abuja Old Boys Association is as old as the graduating year of the pioneer set, who graduated from CKC in August 1997. As an infant association at the time, the graduating students gained admission into various higher institutions to pursue their respective careers both within and outside the country. In similar vain some ventured into business while others took to their passions.
However, the Association progressed by constituting chapters at some Universities in the country and the diaspora for the undergraduate Old Boys. Notable amongst pioneer branches are The Federal university of Technology Owerri, University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Port Harcourt and the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, amongst others.
Also, the various graduating sets organized themselves into informal Set chapters with regular interactions on social media, attending events such as wedding ceremonies, birthdays etc of their fellow set members who have known each other during their school days in CKC.
In 2009, some Old Boys resident in Abuja came together to formally organize an Old Boys Association which shall cut across all CKC old boys regardless of set or year of graduation and to have monthly meetings to discuss about the welfare of members.
On 22nd May 2010 by a resolution of 16 to 1, the members prepared the first draft constitution of the Association. The members by simple majority appointed a Care-taker Executive Committee with Mr Adejo-Ogiri Ochefu as Acting Chairman and Engr. Martin Abanobi as Acting Secretary, amongst others. The objectives of the association were to amongst others; Keep alive among Old Boys interest in the well-being of Christ the King College Gwagwalada, Promote social interaction among its members and CKC, Support CKC in every possible way, Promote CKC’s spirit among Old Boys, Foster spider web economic and social network amongst Old Boys and Become a formidable social group in Abuja and beyond.
After several years of gradual growth, the association continued to gain more membership and interest from Old Boys by regular monthly meetings and attending to the welfare of fellow Old Boys. The association also introduced the annual tradition of presenting a cow to her Alma-Mata during the Feast of Christ the King as well as holding her Annual General Meeting at the school.
In November 2015, the Care-taker Executive Committee was dissolved and interim Executives were elected to conduct the affairs of the Association for one year, as well as regularize the status of the association as a legal body, with Mr Olisa Anionwu as President. However, on 14th April 2016 the Association was formally registered as a corporate body with the Corporate Affairs Commission with six (6) Trustees. It also opened a bank account for official transactions.
On 20th November 2016, at the Feast of Christ the King/Annual General Meeting of the Association, a new set of Executives was elected for a 2-year tenure. The Executive Committee members are:
1. Chinedu Agorom – President
2. Emeka Anyaene – Vice President
3. Martin Abanobi – General Secretary
4. Okechukwu Ezekwesili – Assistant General Secretary
5. Nnamdi Bosah – Public Relations Officer
6. Olarotimi Olaitan – Financial Secretary
7. Mathias Okala – Treasurer
8. Joseph Arokoyo – Socials/Ideas Development
Some notable achievements of the Association till date include:
• Career talk/speech presentations by Old Boys at various events in CKC such as the Career day
• Active participation at the 25th anniversary/Silver Jubilee of Christ the King College Abuja
• Organized social events such as Get-together parties, Novelty football and basketball matches
• Participation at the Bi-Centenary celebration of the Marist Brothers at Uturu – Okigwe
• Back to School outreach at St. Mary’s Home for Orphans and Destitutes, Gwagwalada
• Capacity Development Seminar on Entrepreneurship in Conjunction with SMEDAN
CKC Abuja Old Boys Association is a member of the Marist Past Students Association of Nigeria (MAPSAN). The Association has also developed a website https://ckcabjalumni.com, an official logo and actively runs several social media accounts. The Association is growing and developing its members on every facet of life.
Posted By , 01 Dec 2017