Sunday, August 25, 2013

Chief (Mrs) Mary Adam, teacher par excellence goes home

Chief (Mrs) Mary Adam, teacher par excellence goes home

The late Chief (Mrs) Mary B. Adam.
PHOTO: Dr Winifred Akoda Archive
Chief (Mrs.) Mary B. Adam, an educationist and administrator of many schools is dead. Mrs. Adam (nee Ikpeme) died on 26 July, 2013 in Lagos at the age of 72.

A teacher par excellence, Mrs. Adam taught and administered many schools in different parts of Nigeria. Prior to her retirement, while head of the Family Support Programme (FSP) Primary School in Calabar, Cross River State; she had taught at St. Louis Primary School, Kano; and, Command Children’s School in Minna, Niger State.

An indigene of Eniong Abatim near Calabar in Cross River State, the late Mrs. Adam was born on 29 November, 1940; and, had her early education at Holy Child Convent School, Calabar. She later attended Holy Child Teachers’ Training College, Ifuho, Ikot Ekpene in the 1960s.

The late educationist subsequently obtained an NCE (National Certificate of Education) in 1994 from the University of Calabar. She had earlier bagged an Associate Certificate of Education (ACE) from the same institution in 1989.

The mortal remains of the late Chief (Mrs.) Mary Adam will be interred at her home in Ikot Nkebre Layout, 8 Miles, Calabar on 30 August, 2013; after a funeral service at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, Old Town Parish, Calabar.

The late Mrs. Adam is survived by four children, one of whom is Dr Winifred Akoda, Head of the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Calabar.

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