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Mrs Miriam Okoye from Awka

It is my honour to speak today about a great women and mentor, Mummy, Grace Adichie. It’s not fair that she wasn’t able to live long enough to complete her tenure as ASUBEB, Board Member and it is not fair that I will be without her cool voice filled with polished grammar while addressing headteacher during schools monitoring.

“When I think of the word oral tradition, I think of Mummy because it was her watchword while we were monitoring the activities of teachers in the schools. She would request the headteacher to provide a copy of evidence that her complaint on one problem or the other were actually written and submitted to the appropriate quarters, not by oral tradition.

On that fateful Monday morning being 1st March 2021, I couldn’t believe you were gone because I vividly remembered you asked me on Friday to prepare and get everything ready by Monday that we would extend our monitoring to secondary schools (Junior Section) because you never lagged behind in handling matters.

The few years I spent with Mummy was packaged with bundle of experiences. I can say with admiration that at her age no one worked harder than Mummy, she was a seasoned administrator who knew every aspect of the office business.

I will remember you with all your special attributes because I was privileged to have worked with you.

Gone in some ways, but your presence ever near.

Good night my beloved.

Okoye Miriam (Mrs.)
Administrative Assistant to Late Mrs. Grace I. Adichie