Our Goal

Catholic Education Services, Catholic Diocese of Gboko, Gboko Benue State Nigeria

Our Goal

Catholic Education is the sacred task of forming the character of a child and aiding him/her to attain the purpose of existence (Pope Pius XI 192).
Catholic education is concerned with the formation of the whole person, so that all may attain eternal salvation in Christ and at the same time promote the common good of society. Children and young persons are therefore to be cared for in such a way that their physical, intellectual, moral and spiritual senses develop in a harmonious manner, so that they may attain a greater sense of responsibility and might use of freedom, and be formed to take an active part in social life. (Can. 795 of the Code of Canon Law).
According to New Catholic Encyclopedia, Education as a generic term, has a both broad and a restricted meaning and an informal and a formal application. In its widest interpretation, education is the aggregate of all those experiences that enlighten the mind, increase knowledge, foster insight, develop abilities and attitudes and strengthen the will. In its restricted sense, education implies the systematic acquisition of knowledge through recognized agencies and a controlled environment, particularly that of the school, on an elementary, secondary, or higher level, in order to attain social competence and optimum personal development ( cf. J.W Donohue, Education in New Catholic Encyclopedia).

Meet Our Leaders

Catholic Education is the sacred task of forming the character of a child
and aiding him/her to attain the purpose of existence.

Bishop William Avenya: Bishop Catholic Diocese of Gboko

Bishop William Avenya Bishop Catholic Diocese of Gboko

Director Catholic Education Services (DCES)

Revd. Fr. Augustine Igbum Director Catholic Education Services (DCES)

Catholic Education Services, Catholic Diocese of Gboko leader

Rev Fr. Andrew Igbana Deputy Director Catholic Education Services

Chairman Catholic Principals Forum(Catholic Diocese of Gboko)

Agber O. T. Chairman Catholic Principals Forum

Catholic Education Services, Catholic Diocese of Gboko, Gboko Benue State Nigeria

Examination Requirements:

Education is the aggregate of all those experiences that enlighten the mind, increase knowledge, foster insight, develop abilities and attitudes and strengthen the will.

  • Writing Materials and Mathematical Set.
  • Two recent Passport photographs.
  • N1,500.00 for forms which will be made available at the Exam Centres on the day of the Examination.
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The Catholic Diocese of Gboko was created on 29th December, 2012 by the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and Most Rev William Avenya was appointed the first Bishop of the Diocese.

Our Location

  • +(234) 803 872 1551
  • contactus@cathedusergbk.org
  • Catholic Education Services, Gboko