THE NAME -SANCTUS LUMEN CHRISTI
The name Sanctus Lumen Christi is a Latin expression with the English
equivalent as ‘The Holy Light of Christ’. Like all names, the school’s name is a
reflection of the light in us. One who carries the light of Christ is like a candle
set on the hill that cannot be hidden. Men and society gain illumination via
this light. The school is also referred to as ‘Semper Fidelis’.
The school was established on sound principles of educational
prospect. The progenitors stated ‘we have watched with interest the
development of educational institutions in the new federal territory, Abuja
since early eighties. As we monitor the children produced from these
institutions, we came to the conclusion that some important aspects of
growth are being compromised. To contribute to the educational
development of the community, the management decided to provide a
school that would address most of the problems faced by parents, kids and the society at large. We intend to make the cost affordable, without
compromising the quality of academics and to instil values essential for the
complete development of a child.’
The school therefore was officially established and took off operations on
the 7thof November, 2005. This was under Chief OlusegunObasanjo’s
administration. The then Minister of F.C.T was allamNasir Ahmad EI-Rufai,
presently the governor of Kaduna state. The Minister of Education was
erudite Mrs. ChinweObaji (June 2005 to June 2006).
Sanctus Lumen Christi School is located on a seven thousand five
hundred (7500) square metre piece of land in a peaceful hub of the capital,
Durumi, Area 1. It is under Abuja Municipal Area Council. It is privileged to
be located a distance from the major express way of Area 1. This shields it
from the boisterous and commercial atmosphere of the city, whilst being
easily accessible by all and sundry. It is just behind the old Federal
Secretariat. On entering the Sanctus Lumen Christi School gate, you have on
your immediate left, the security post, from where the eagle watchful eyes
of trained and experienced security personnel see people and things.
This product of monumental value was harvested, cooked and
doggedly held by these men and women who pioneered it. They are as
The First Head Teacher (AmarachukwuUzor)
This amiable woman of great virtues was interviewed and ’employed
on the 4th of October 2005. She had N.C.E (1990) and B.ED (1993).
She started as a single lady, then Miss AmarchukwuNwachukwu. .Had a
good background in education because her mum was her head teacher,
She is still a teacher, committed to bringing children, a consultant in early
child education, did Montessori education, a degree in English education,
and had other post graduate degree. At Sanctus Lumen Christi she was on a
two year contract, school planting and supervision. She stated recently of
the school that/they planted and God watered.’
The First Principal
The first principal of the school is Mr. AdeoyeOlufemi.He pioneered passionately and laid the sound foundation for a solid and growing secondary school.
Staff were interviewed October 2005. The following staff were
- Miss Kemi Samuel (Pre-Nursery teacher)
- Mrs Elizabeth Ajogi. (Nursery 1 teacher)
iii. Miss Stella Uwota. (Nursery 2 teacher)
- Mrs. Blessing Bamidele. (Nursery 3 teacher)
- Jenifer Mnzughurga (A cleaner)
- Mohammed Ibrahim (A Gardener)
vii. Sunday Simon (A Security officer).
The pioneer pupil is by name Ebuka Obi. He was born on 31st August, 2004. He is from Anambra state. He said his hobbies are: playing football, listening to music, and the latest gist. Ebuka is born to the family of Mr and Mrs Obi. These parents believed in the vision of the school and so keyed into it.