St. Joseph Secondary School,
Emene was born on the 3rd of September, 2001. It is a daughter school of
St. Mary’s Nursery/Primary School, Emene. It was named after St. Joseph
the husband of Mary, mother of God because it was St. Joseph parish
emene that established the school under the Catholic mission schools. It
Started from JS1 with a total number of 140 students with a good number
of pupils from St. Mary’s Nursery/Primary School, Emene.
Rev. Fr. Ignatius Emefo was the parish priest of St. Joseph Parish
the Administrator. he was assisted by Rev. Fr. Gozie Nnebedum at the
inception of this School. They gave their maximum support and
encouragement in the growth of the school.
Rev. Sr. Rose Mary Anamezie of the Daughters of Divine love
congregation was the first principal and late Chief Romanus Ezeoba as
the Vice Principal. These Three individuals formed the governing board
of the school.
In the year 2007, Rev. Fr. Humphrey Ani became the Parish Priest of
St. Joseph parish emene and was assisted by Rev. Fr. Wilfred Agubuchie
when the school took a new turn by the formation of the school
management board headed by Barrister Sir Alex Oko, Sir Enu Anthony as
the secretary, Mrs .C.C. Membrim and Sir Ekwenife. Rev Fr. Wilfred
Agubuchie became the bursar of the two schools owned by the parish, the
Nursery/Primary and Secondary schools as agreed by the board. The
schools were given a new name as St. Joseph group of Schools.
The then principal of St. Joseph Secondary school was late Chief
Romanus Ezeoba and Nwafor Anthonia C. (Mrs.) the Vice Principal
During this tenure, the school management Board thought it wise to build
a dometry block for the girls in the school. The parents’ Teachers
Association (P.T.A) in agreement with the school members of the board
erected a two storey dormitory block for the girls as proposed.
The order of administrators of the school till date Include:
Rev.Fr. Aneke Marcellinus/ Admin (2018 – till date)
Rev. Fr. Barth Ozokeke assumed office on 5/10/2016 and initiated a
lot of innovations in the school. The Following landmark achievements
have already been made under the leadership of Rev. Fr.Barth Ozokeke:
Exposure of the students to societal activities such as visitation
to Television and Radio Houses in order to showcase their talents and
abilities to the public.
Formation of subject clubs to expose the students to wider knowledge and pragmatic understanding of their subjects.
Creation of website for the school. This important ICT tool which
has hitherto eluded the school has now been established, courtesy of
Rev. Fr.Bartholomew Ozokeke.
Industrial photocopy machine
Fortification of the Dormitory block. On his assumption of duties,
Rev. Fr.Bartholomew Ozokeke noticed that the two storied dormitory block
under construction was at the verge of collapsing . He quickly swung
into action and fortified the building with pillars and the building now
Production of school magazine: The school has never thought of producing a magazine until now.
Since the change of the school from parish established school to
Diocesan school, it has been a citadel of learning academic/social
activities. The school has grown from strength to strength and has
acquired more academic development over the years. As we thank God for
his blessing these years, we pray and look forward to more explosive
growth in the years ahead . Amen
After Rev. Fr. Bartholomew Ozokeke’s tenure, Rev. Fr. Marcellinus
Aneke assumed office as the present Administrator of St. Joseph
Secondary School Emene.
Fr. Aneke M. was the formal vice principal, teaching and learning and
Dean of Discipline at College of Immaculate Conception (C.I.C) uwani
Enugu. having gained administrative experience for seven years and six
months, he has become a season educationist. the school has since his
resuming of office been put into eternal positive flux. A lot of changes
has happened ranging from discipline to structure changes and many more
rebranding is under way.