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Our Brief History.

History of Holy Rosary College Uwani Enugu

Holy Rosary College Uwani Enugu was founded on February 2nd 1935 by His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Charles Heerey C.S. Sp. the Archbishop of Onitsha. It began in waterside Onitsha as a teacher training college for girls with 8 pioneer students under the leadership of the first principal, Rev Sr M. Baptist Heraghty.

As the population of the students increased, the waterside site in Onitsha could no longer accommodate the students. On May 1, 1940, the college was moved to Ihiala where a larger area had been acquired. The population continued to increase so much that the Ihiala layout could no longer accommodate the college.

In January 1948 the HRC College was moved to Enugu, it’s present site. The college continued to operate as a teachers training college until November 1986 when the school was converted to a secondary school. The transition from Teachers training college to Secondary school was piloted by then Principal Chief (Mrs) Onwuagha.

Chief (Mrs) Onwuagha created a conducive environment for discipline and academic excellence and instilled in the students positive attitudes and values, order, neatness and discipline for which H.R.C. students are noted.

In 1992, Holy Rosary College Enugu pioneer set of the secondary school students graduated. The School has since produced thousands of women who have distinguished themselves in every sphere of human endeavors. Educationist, academicians, medical personnel , judges, lawyers , business tycoons, leaders in government, financial institutions and other professionals in various fields, who have modeled and influenced the lives of thousands; mothers that have made and continue to make this nation, some are serving God in convents by living a life of celibacy.

History of the HRC Enugu Old girls Association

On Aug 26th 2012, Ex- secondary school students of HRC Enugu resident in the United States of America came together and started the HRC Enugu Old Girls Association. The purpose of the association is to create a forum to reconnect with each other and most importantly to pull resources together to help maintain the standards of academic excellence that HRC Enugu was noted for. Mrs Nkem Okereke-Nnadozie was elected the first President the association. She served as the President from 2012 -2016. Under her leadership, the first reunion and fundraising event of the HRC Old girls was held in Baltimore, Maryland US, the HRC Old girls US chapter provided computers for the school computer lab and donated pews for the colleges’ new chapel.

In July 2016 Mrs Chisolum Okafor was elected president and took over the leadership of the association in Oct 2016.