Austica begins her history with a tale of the wanton killings of two innocent persons: The Late Augustine Eze and the Late Scholastica Nnolim. Their death in defense of the faith is what precipitated the concept of Austica as an institution to immortalize the two martyrs. It is indeed a further confirmation in our time that the blood of martyrs is the seed of the church.
Austica is a combination of Augustine Ezeh’s and Scholastica Nnolim’s first names. These two individuals displayed heroic faith against the superstitious pagan long practice in Nanka community; the age-old primitive rule that a widow should not visit the corpse of her deceased husband.
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The Catholic Church has vehemently opposed this practice. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Awka Diocese led the fight against this heinous practice. On February 23, 1993, a fight ensued at the funeral of the late Reuben Ikeanibe, and Augustine Eze and Scholastica Nnolim were killed as a result. These two heroes were renowned for having a strong sense of faith and a passion for God’s cause.
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WHO ARE LATE AUGUSTINE EZE AND LATE SCHOLASTICA NNOLIM, WHO DIED FOR THEIR FAITH?
During the incident on Feburary 23 1993, the neo-pagans of Nanka refused and fought against the Catholic burial of the Late Ruben Ikeanibe; who was a wedded catholic. His family was also spiritually depressed.
The Charismatic was at the forefront when the requiem mass ended at St. Anthony Nanka and the corpse was being carried to Ikeanibe’s house in a procession for burial. The christains were attacked but they were undeterred by the challenges caused by masquerades and gun-wielding hoodlums. Bottles and matchets were also openly employed. They were furious that Mrs. Marcelina Ikeanibe saw the corpse of her husband which she would not have seen. This the “Afu-Afughi” issue. Nonetheless, the corpse was buried amidst the ensuing commotion.
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Scholastica Ebele Nnolim and Augustine Eze were both shot and killed. That same night, hoodlums went to late Reuben’s tomb and exhumed it before dumping the corpse in front of St. Anthony’s Church Nanka. His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. A. K. Obiefuna, then bishop of Awka Diocese, instructed that the corpse should be reburied at St. Anthony’s Church compound, and it was successfully interred. It was the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Awka Diocese who dug the grave and buried him. No other group could have done so except for the faith-loaded Charismatics. Now the whole town has calmed down and no one mentions the obnoxious custom anymore. That singular act of the Awka Charismatic Renewal brought about joy, hope and life to the family and other Charismatics in general.
The Bishop was astounded by the type of faith exhibited by the Renewal members, and as a result, he offered the Awka Diocesan CCR a piece of land to develop in memory of Late Augustine and Scholastica. The Diocesan Charismatic executives met with their Chaplain at the time, Rev. Fr. Dr. Jerry Okeke, and agreed to create a college under the name “AUSTICA,” which stands for Augustine and Scholastica. That was the birth of Austica.
Since then, the memorial college has grown to be the best in terms of academics, structure, emotion, morality, spirituality, and skill. Their sacrifice has brought healing to this generation of youth.
Awesome Management under, RV Fr. Obiora Okeke. Is what the parents and students thought about.
In 2018 An Austica student was among the best 5 students in 2018 Jamb Examinations we are also ranked among the top fifty performing schools in Nigeria.
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Austica memorial college is located at Amaokpala Nanka in orumba North LGA Of Anambra Nigerian State.
On it 2022-2023 inauguration academic sessions Austica keep performing excellent.
Austica memorial college Nanka is a place of learning, fussing talents, plus Skill discovery and it stand’s as one the best secondary school in Anambra NIGERIAN state.
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