St. Andrew's Secondary School, Adikpo

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St. Andrew's Secondary School Adikpo
Adikpo, Kwande, Benue State

Established1967 (1967)

St. Andrew's Secondary School, Adikpo, popularly known as SASSA, is located along Ikyogen Road, Adikpo, Kwande Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria.

History and operations[edit]

SASSA was established by the Roman Catholic Mission in 1967 and graduated its first class in 1971. The school started at St Ann's Primary School, Adikpo before moving to the present site along Ikyogen Road, Adikpo. The pioneer principal was Father Herbert Noonan, and the first Nigerian principal was Mr. J. A. Suswam. Father Noonan later went to Rome in 1985 as the Holy Ghost Fathers secretary general, before his death on 9 October 1986.

SASSA is a boys' secondary school that operates both boarding and day systems, with adequate hostel as well as sporting facilities.

St Andrew's is a science school with well-equipped laboratories. The school has always done well in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) SSCE. Over the years, SASSA has grown to be a renowned school, as graduates have excelled in their various professions.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Professor Nicholas Akise Ada, former Nigerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs[2]
  • Gabriel Suswam, fourth elected governor of Benue State[3]
  • Professor Mku Ityokumbul, former professor at Penn State University|url= August 2019
  • Professor Kwaghkondo Agber, Professor of History, University of Abuja., Nigeria
  • Mr. Hyacinth Ikyaagba, Retired Permanent Secretary, Benue State, Nigeria

See also[edit]

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  1. Tule, Austine (11 April 2016). "Association commends Buhari over appointment to varsity's council". Authority Media and Publications. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. "Chris Tion: Professor Akise - The People's Dean as Minister". Daily Post Nigeria. 19 March 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. "Rt. Hon. Gabriel Suswam". Benue State of Nigeria. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

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