Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy offers full scholarship to Oluomachi Opara

Oluomachi Joseph Opara

By Anayo Ezugwu

THE Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy, SMMM, has offered a full scholarship for secondary school education to Oluomachi Joseph Opara, music prodigy, into its Minor Seminary or any of its boarding missionary secondary schools. Rev. Fr. Goodluck Ajaero, secretary-general, SMMM, said the family of the boy has accepted that he should be trained in their Minor Seminary.

In a statement made available to Realnews on Wednesday, June 24, Ajaero says they are ready to help Opara since his initial desire is to become a Catholic priest, which is still subject to due process of proper discernment without prejudice to his musical talent. He noted that since the boy is currently in primary four, the congregation through the support of one of her benefactors will enroll him in a boarding primary school.

According to him, this will enable Opara to obtain his First School Leaving Certificate before proceeding to secondary school. “We remain grateful to this donor, who wishes to remain anonymous. Similarly, we appreciate all men and women of goodwill, who have indicated interest to support the young boy to realize his dream of becoming a Catholic priest if it is the will of God, as well as develop his musical talent.

“We call on the government, corporate organizations and good-spirited individuals, as a matter of urgency, to help clear our streets of young and promising talents like Oluomachi by stabilizing our economy and providing them with the means and enabling environment to develop their talents,” he said.

– Jun. 25, 2020 @ 13:05 GMT |

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