All is about for the interment of Chief Lawrence Eze Anoke (1935-2021), on November 5, 2022, in Uburu, Ohaozara native authorities space, as tributes have been pouring in from extremely positioned Nigerians.
According to an announcement from the household signed by Kenneth Eze, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State is among the many outstanding folks recalling fond recollections of the life and instances of the revered educationist.
In a tribute on behalf of the Ebony State authorities, which the governor signed personally, he credited the foremost educationist with mentoring many outstanding folks, together with himself at main faculty stage.
Umahi acknowledged that Chief Anoke “was a well-established Headmaster in many colleges, particularly, Umunaga Primary School and I used to be lucky to be mentored by him at the moment
“He lived a worthy life and impacted great knowledge in many people, of which many are highly placed people in our society today.”
Eze described his father as a person who noticed tomorrow and made good preparation for it with the fruits abounding wherever his ft trod.
He stated, “My father’s most distinguishing traits can be brainpower, foresight, braveness, massive urge for food for data and human capital growth, in no explicit order.
“With foresight, he discerned from childhood that future greatness would majorly be for many who strengthened their brains not their bones. This explains means he embraced schooling with two arms, inspired many to hitch him, and clutched to it even until his final breath.
“These additionally background his journey to changing into the thinker king of his technology and his trying down on materialism, opting as an alternative to complement and empower humanity with western schooling.
“To achieve these, he set-off early, so early that he was done with Primary School at a tender age. So tender was he that on graduation from Primary School, he arrived at the workplace too young to be taxed, and probably too fragile to carry on.”
“These noticed the late Dr Akanu Ibiam, former governor of East Central State and Eze-Ogo of Unwana, counsel him ‘Eze, go back to school.’
“I doubt if Dr Ibiam envisaged that he was kick-starting one other sort of missionary work – schooling evangelism. Heeding this counsel reworked you, dad, into the foremost data missionary of Ebonyi State.
“With that mantle, my dad carried the campaign of schooling from dwelling to dwelling, whereas encouraging farmers to ship their kids to high school as an alternative of the farms. For this, many notable folks within the society right now, owe you gratitude, sir.
“Dr Ibiam’s counsel, solely turned out to be extraordinarily rewarding since you took and rode on it for steady data acquisition and impartation, thereby impacting on quite a few folks and uplifting them to greatness.