Bishop Andrew Nkea
Bishop Andrew Nkea was born on August 29, 1965, in Widikum, Archdiocese of Bamenda. He did his priestly formation in St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary, STAMS, in Bambui, Bamenda, Northwest Region, and then ordained into Priesthood in 1992 in Buea Diocese by Bishop Emeritus, Mgr. Pius Suh Awa.
In 2003, he obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome. After his ordination, Fr. Nkea served in several pastoral, administrative and academic roles. These include; Curate in St. John Bosco Parish, Mbonge, Parish Priest of St. Luke’s Parish, Nyandong – 1994 – 1995, Chancellor, Buea Diocese from 1995 – 1999 and from 2003 – 2007. From 2007 to 2010, he moved on as Lecturer of Canon Law at John Paul II Institute of Theology, JOPASIT, Buea.
In 2008, he left JOPASIT for STAMS, where he was Dean of the Department of Law until 2010. Still within the period 2007 – 2011, Fr. Nkea was Defender of the Bond at the Ecclesiastical Tribunal of First Instance of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda. Since 2007, he has been member of the Episcopal Commission for the Doctrine of Faith of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon.
He joined the membership of the formation team of STAMS 2008 and in 2009, he was appointed Secretary General of the Bamenda Provincial Episcopal Conference and 2010 Registrar of CATUC. In 2011, Father Nkea became the Judicial Vicar of the Tribunal of First Instance for the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda as well as voted pioneer President of the Central African Association of Canon Law in Yaoundé.
Sister Rosemary Arrah
Sr. Rosemary Oneke Arrah, HHCJ is a member of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Education from College of Saint Mary Omaha, Masters in Degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has a world of experience in literacy and learning, leadership, rich experience with technology and a passion to influence others for the common good. With more than 21 years as a religious sister in the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, she has been an educator for 20 years with four years as a school leader. She beliefs that education is the greatest equalizer with a passion to educate students to be respectful, responsible, and contributing members of the human society.
Sr. Rosemary lives and works in Cameroon and serves as a school leader for Queen of the Rosary College Okoyong in the Diocese of Mamfe in the South West Region. Sr. Rosemary Arrah is the 7th Handmaid to lead QRC. Apart from her work as a leader, she promotes literacy in Africa and founded Reading Drive For Africa, www.readingdrive.org.
She is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer for Parenting, Classroom and Early Childhood and a facilitator for positive discipline in the workplace. As a positive discipline trainer, she adapts her experiences in the classroom, workplace, and human relationship to enrich her trainees. For her positive discipline is a daily life experience of respectful interaction and creating connections for a better world. She offers workshops for positive discipline in the classroom, parenting the positive discipline way, positive discipline in Early childhood. She is also available for workshops on School leadership, whole school literacy in African schools, and workshops for women in Christian women organizations.
To promote and foster the academic, economic, spiritual and social development of past and present students of QRC Okoyong.
To increase communication, trust, cooperation and sisterhood amongst all Past and Present Students of QRC, Okoyong.
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