The year 2023 has brought us so much to be thankful for. Amidst many challenges, we have, by the grace of God, been able to record the following successes:
1. Progress in our collaboration venture with Cathedral High School which has resulted in our monthly J-Term visual encounter.
2. Successful celebration of our cultural day which brought together families and friends from within and outside Nigeria. Our students showcased different aspects of the culture of some ethnic groups in Nigeria, to the admiration and delight of all present.
3. Successful outreach to schools, churches and communities for the purpose of advertising KBMS to prospective candidates and parents.
4. Successful hosting of the STEMx program in the summer, which drew kids from different schools within and outside of Ebonyi State. This was also an advertisement strategy for KBMS.
5. Increase in students population from twenty-one in the last academic session to Forty-nine in this 2023 academic session. We enrolled twenty-eight new students this year.
6. Increase in staff population to seventeen academic staff and twelve non-academic staff.
7. Participation in two academic competitions with seven other schools at which our kids emerged 1st position.
8. Participation in the Alliance Francaise examination for the second time, the first time being November 2022. This course is meant to give our kids the opportunity to be proficient in the French language.
9. The sealing of a contract with Alliance Francaise in Enugu to have KBMS as an annex school where the French exams could be written annually. This will be open to others outside KBMS students who may be interested.
10. Visit of Fr. JohnBosco and Sr. Faustina to the newly elected State Governor to bring KBMS to his awareness and to solicit his support especially through reconstruction of the road from the city of Abakaliki to the school.
1. Installation of water treatment plant to help provide portable water for the school community.
2. Road maintenance towards the school ongoing as a result of the devastation caused by erosion in the course of this year's raining season.
3. Sand filling around the hostels to prevent further damage by erosion.
4. Continuing construction at the site of the second staff quarters in view of the increasing number of staff members.
5. Tilling of the dormitories, admin building, and the school hall.
6. Netting of dormitory and classroom windows against mosquitoes, etc.
7. Setting up of the CBT lab in preparation for accreditation by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) inspection team. So far, we have 103 laptops ready out of the 220 required by JAMB. There is need for more laptops.