The Michael and Cecilia Ibru Foundation recently received an award of excellence in recognition of their significant contributions to the educational field. The couple received the award in December 2014 from the National Association of South-South Students (NASS) in recognition of their efforts to form the Michael and Cecilia University, International School, and College of Education.
The award was presented to the Ibrus by the president of NASS, Comrade Amadi Destiny Obaro, who discussed the power of education to transform the world into a better place and to prepare children to guide Nigeria in the future. He applauded the couple’s dedication to running an educational institution and serving society.
During the event, Cecilia Ibru also spoke. She said that the Michael and Cecilia International School offers a distinctive learning environment with modern facilities where Nigeria’s vibrant culture is recognized and students are taught the Nigerian language. Ibru added that the school began with 20 students and now has over 100. In her remarks, Ibru said that she and her husband would continue to maintain their commitment to educational achievement.