Building on the rock

Every person or thing has his/its identity and that’s what makes anyone/thing different from the other. Glad to tell you that everyone has something, someone else may not have. Schools have some things in common that make them what they ought to be, but there are values upheld by one that may not be appreciated elsewhere. This is the singular reason why you need to know where you are and prepare to benefit maximally from it by your simple cooperation. Victory Kiddies (Int’l) Academy was conceived in 1997, the vision came and was carefully nurtured to birth on the 5th of January, 2004 in a rented apartment located in Dantata Street, not far from the present day main campus. It is a school born out of a passion for children. Efforts were made to start in Kano in 1997, but it was not allowed. While waiting for the appointed time, experiences were gathered through teaching in both primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. It was not only that I needed a job but a ministry to the young generation. When the leading became obvious, I had to prepare to start, even in the face of nothing. The backing scripture was Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” So I knew that above all knowledge, God must be the number one message to the children. Proverbs 6:22 “When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.”.

Victory Kiddies (Int’l Academy) was established on 5th January on our wedding anniversary. It is very uncommon to find a school starting in the second term, but this was the case that could not be explained. It was not planned to be but it came. Olamide Abike Makinde who has been a child lover both at home, church and school could no longer hold it than to pick some children for private lessons. The parents happened to meet me for a private lesson to enable their children to jump into the high huddle of reading. They were grown up but could not read, I talked to God about them and courageously took them up in no time, God took the glory and their parents started pressing me to open a proper school for them. God already made it clear it was time for me to open up, so I did with the aid of the encouragement and testimonies of these parents. God’s way is different from man’s, I wanted to rent a place which was under construction, but the owner failed me. He gave it out to someone else, meanwhile God ministered that, the place would not serve the population he was intending.

We started with 16 kids and 6 teachers (Mrs Agbo Rosemary, Rosemary Okwulu, Mrs Dupe Micheal and 2 other people and my humble self.)

The support I received from these teachers and the parents in my reference was enough to push me. Mathew 6:33 was our agreement with God and its binding on us. The Kingdom message is a must-giving to the children on daily basis, this simply shows that it is a Christian school. Just as He has promised that if we put Him first, everything will be supplied. So it has been Jesus our Hero, Helper and Hope. There have been stress and storm from different places, some time ago, some people came to declare the closure of the school using the name of Jesus sarcastically, but the divine authority fell on me to reverse her negative pronouncement. The Lord (the Proprietor) would never allow His school to be close by His name. Since then, He has been in charge of His project and we follow His lead. In as much as we uphold the core values spelt out, we dread corruption of any shade among the students and staff. Christ stands for both internal and external exams, we do not give room for exam malpractice. This has not been easy in this permissive world but throughout all, God has been faithful,