By G9ija

Former Liberian President, Helen Johnson Sirleaf is currently in Nigeria, where she is billed to commission the Aretean, an Ivy League College in Abuja.

The school is set to commence academic activities in Abuja with a Summer Camp on July 5, 2021.

Sirleaf while lauding the initiative, described it as one that will produce a complete African child, with the right leadership qualities capable of propelling the continent to global reckoning.

The first African female President also noted that education is about the only tool that can liberate and lift up Africa, adding that the idea of impacting leadership skills in students at early years will ensure the emergence of great leaders that can compete with their contemporaries across the world.

The School located No 12 Takum Close, Area 11 Garki, a highbrow area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) runs a British/Nigeria academic curriculum and leadership courses “that expose the students to a complete circle of training and development”.

The College has a world class hostel facility with qualified teaching and non-teaching staff, including renowned British and African scholars.

Addressing selected journalists in Abuja ahead the official opening of the College, the Proprietress, Uloma Nwosu Rochas, said the idea of the school is to bring back culture to the educational system, “where it is not just about education but character and culture”.

According to her, “the Aretean is set to breed a whole new generation of leaders by reinforcing the need for responsibility, character and intelligence”.